1862 – (Civil War) Engagements at New Orleans and Port Gibson

On this day in 1862, New Orleans, Louisiana, surrendered to Union forces; the 4th Wisconsin Infantry participated. The following year, in 1863, the Battle of Port Gibson opened a two-month long Union campaign against Vicksburg, Mississippi. The 11th, 23rd, and 29th Wisconsin Infantry regiments and the 1st and 6th Wisconsin Artillery batteries fought at Port Gibson.