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.
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…
22 Jun 1865
Wisconsin 29th Infantry, Company K mustered out at Wisconsin.