1861 – (Civil War) 4th and 5th Wisconsin Light Artillery Batteries Muster In

The 4th and 5th Wisconsin Light Artillery batteries mustered in. Recruited in various towns around the state, the batteries gathered at Camp Utley in Racine for training. They spent three months learning how to transport and operate cannons before heading to different parts of the Southern front in January 1862. See the Regiments page for the history of individual units.