Wisconsin 29th Infantry, Company K (Union)

    27 Sep 1862

    Wisconsin 29th Infantry, Company K organized at Wisconsin.

    01 May 1863

    Participated in the Battle of Port Gibson at Claiborne County, Mississippi.

    The Battle of Port Gibson
    The Battle of Port Gibson

    On April 30, 1863, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's army crossed the Mississippi River at Bruinsburg, 30 miles south of his objective of Vicksburg. Grant hoped to move east toward the capital at Jackson to block the Confederate army there under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston from reinforcing Vicksburg. Port Gibson, ten miles east of Bruinsburg on the Bayou Pierre River, commanded the best approach routes and was the first Federal objective. A Confederate force there was commanded by Maj. Gen. John S. Bowen. Grant's A… Read More

    22 Jun 1865

    Wisconsin 29th Infantry, Company K mustered out at Wisconsin.