1863 – (Civil War) Battle of Champion Hill, Mississippi

On May 16, 1863, roughly 33,000 Union troops surprised 23,000 Confederates at Champion Hill, midway between Vicksburg and Jackson, Mississippi. Three companies of the 23rd Wisconsin Infantry were among the first troops to engage the enemy. The entire regiment was instrumental in cutting off a large segment of the Confederate force. The 29th was at the center of the Union line and successfully charged uphill to capture a Confederate artillery battery.