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.
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…
16 May 1863
Participated in the Battle of Champion Hill at Hinds Co, MS.
The Battle of Champion Hill was the largest and bloodiest action of Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Vicksburg Campaign.
18 May 1863
Participated in the Battle of Vicksburg at Vicksburg, Mississippi.
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…
08 Apr 1864
Participated in the Battle of Mansfield at DeSoto Parish, LA.
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…
27 Mar 1865
Participated in the Battle of Spanish Fort at Baldwin, Alabama.
22 Jun 1865
Wisconsin 29th Infantry mustered out at Wisconsin.