Wisconsin 9th Infantry, Company E (Union)
26 Oct 1861
Wisconsin 9th Infantry, Company E organized at Wisconsin.
30 Sep 1862
Participated in the Battle of First Newtonia at Newtonia, Missouri.
This battle pitted Brig. Gen. James Blunt against Col. J.O. Shelby. Confederate forces numbered 4,000; Union forces numbered about 6,500. It was one of the very few Civil War encounters in which Native Americans fought on both sides. Southern forces had Choctaw, Cherokee, and Chickasaw soldiers, while other Cherokee soldiers fought with the North.
29 Apr 1864
Participated in the Battle of Jenkins' Ferry at Jenkins' Ferry, Arkansas.
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.
30 Jan 1866
Wisconsin 9th Infantry, Company E mustered out at Wisconsin.