1865 – (Civil War) Spanish Fort and Five Forks

On the 1st of April, Union forces surrounded Spanish Fort on Mobile Bay. The 8th, 11th, 14th, 20th, 23rd, 27th, 28th, 29th, 33rd, and 35th Wisconsin Infantry regiments participated in the Battle of Spanish Fort. Meanwhile, in Virginia, the Battle of Five Forks forced Confederate troops to begin abandoning Petersburg and Richmond. At Five Forks, Wisconsin’s Iron Brigade regiments helped drive the enemy out and then joined in the pursuit and capture of prisoners.