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.

    The Battle of First Newtonia
    The Battle of First Newtonia

    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. Read More

    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 E mustered out at Wisconsin.