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Wisconsin 9th Infantry, Company A (Union)

26 Oct 1861

Wisconsin 9th Infantry, Company A organized.

29 Apr 1864

Participated in the Battle of Jenkins' Ferry at Jenkins' Ferry, Arkansas.

The Battle of Jenkins' Ferry
The Battle of Jenkins' Ferry

At Jenkins Ferry on April 29 and 30, 1864, Union troops fought off an attack by the Confederates and, using an inflatable pontoon bridge, crossed the flooded Saline River and retreated to Little Rock. The land where this Civil War battle took place was settled by Thomas Jenkins, who started the ferry in 1815. It was run by his sons, William and John DeKalb, until the Civil War circa 1861. Read More

30 Jan 1866

Wisconsin 9th Infantry, Company A mustered out.