The Union Missouri Light Artillery organized in Independence, Missouri and known as the Wachman’s Battery was disbanded on January 17th 1864.
The Union Missouri Light Artillery was organized on May 6th 1862 at Independence, Missouri. They were known as the Wachman’s Battery. The men of the battery first campaigns were Skirmishes at Switzler’s Mill, Little Compton, Yellow Creek, and Mussel fork between August 8th and 15th 1862. They were active in many other small western theater operations before being disbanded on January 17th 1864.
The Battery had 4 men killed during actions and lost 11 to disease.