Wisconsin 29th Infantry (Union)

    27 Sep 1862

    Wisconsin 29th Infantry 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

    16 May 1863

    Participated in the Battle of Champion Hill at Hinds Co, MS.

    The Battle of Champion Hill
    The Battle of Champion Hill

    The Battle of Champion Hill was the largest and bloodiest action of Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Vicksburg Campaign. Read More

    18 May 1863

    Participated in the Battle of Vicksburg at Vicksburg, Mississippi.

    The Battle of Vicksburg
    The Battle of Vicksburg

    In mid-May, 1863, after six months of unsuccessful attempts, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee finally converged on Vicksburg, defended by a Confederate army under Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton. Capture of the Mississippi River town was critical to Union control of the strategic river. Vicksburg was located on a high river bluff defended with artillery, and Pemberton's men had constructed a series of fortifications in an 8-mile arc surrounding the city on the landward side. After crossing the… Read More

    08 Apr 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Mansfield at DeSoto Parish, LA.

    The Battle of Mansfield
    The Battle of Mansfield

    The Red River Campaign of 1864 was one General-in-Chief Ulysses S. Grant's initiatives to apply simultaneous pressure on Confederate armies along five separate fronts from Louisiana to Virginia. In addition to defeating the defending Confederate army, the campaign sought to confiscate cotton stores from plantations along the river and to give support to pro-Union governments in Louisiana. By early April, Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks' Union army was about 150 miles up the Red River threatening Shreveport. C… Read More

    27 Mar 1865

    Participated in the Battle of Spanish Fort at Baldwin, Alabama.

    22 Jun 1865

    Wisconsin 29th Infantry mustered out at Wisconsin.