Hackett, Ephraim, 1837-1929
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Overview Born in Maine in 1837, Ephraim L. Hackett was living in Baraboo, Wisconsin, in August 1861, when he enlisted as a Sergeant in the 1st Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery. Small in number and mobile, the Battery recruited barely over 100 men before being sent into the field in Kentucky that fall, and they fought up and down the Mississippi Valley until the end of the war. The letters provide accounts of major engagements at the Cumberland Gap, the Siege of Vicksburg and the ensuing...