Wisconsin 9th Infantry (Union)

    26 Oct 1861

    Wisconsin 9th Infantry organized at Wisconsin.

    07 Dec 1862

    Participated in the Battle of Prairie Grove at Washington County, Arkansas.

    The Battle of Prairie Grove
    The Battle of Prairie Grove

    Nine months after their victory at Pea Ridge, the Union Army of the Frontier in the area was geographically divided. One division under Brig. Gen. James Blunt remained in the northwestern part of Arkansas, and the second under Brig. Gen. Francis Herron was stationed around the Missouri capital of Springfield. The Confederates, hoping to use Arkansas as a base for operations into the border state of Missouri, looked to defeat the Union armies in the area. Maj. Gen. Thomas C. Hindman gathered a Confederate f… Read More

    03 Apr 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Elkin's Ferry at Clark County, Arkansas; Nevada County, Arkansas.

    The Battle of Elkin's Ferry
    The Battle of Elkin's Ferry

    In the spring of 1864, more than 40,000 Union soldiers began converging on Shreveport, Louisiana, the target of Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Banks' Red River Campaign. A portion of those forces were under the command of Maj. Gen. Frederick Steele. Steele's operation would become known as the Camden Expedition, and would support Banks by advancing on Shreveport from the North. In March, Steele set out from Little Rock, Arkansas, and reached the Little Missouri River on April 3rd. Steele chose to cross at Elkin's Fer… Read More

    18 Apr 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Poison Spring at Ouachita County, Arkansas.

    The Battle of Poison Spring
    The Battle of Poison Spring

    Poison Spring State Park is a day use park complete with picnic furnishings, a trail and a diorama summarizing the Battle of Poison Spring. This site is dedicated to the battle fought there April 18, 1864, during the Camden expedition of the Red River Campaign. Confederate troops attacked Union soldiers returning from taking supplies from Camden, Arkansas. 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 mustered out at Wisconsin.