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Zesch's Militia Battery Kansas Light Artillery
|Zesch's Militia Battery Kansas Light Artillery|
Zesch's Militia Battery Kansas Light Artillery was an artillery battery that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
Almost nothing is known about this unit. It was on duty at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in October 1864, presumably called into service due to Price's Raid before the Battle of Wesport.
Captain Gustavus Zesch was the Commander of Company I of 1st Kansas Volunteer Infantry. His first action was in the Battle of Wilson's Creek near Springfield, Missouri.
At the time of the Battle of Westport, his 3-year enlistment was already up and he had been mustered out. There may have been some emergency arrangement for him to command this battery of two pieces. Fort Leavenworth, Kansas was his hometown and it was would be easy to understand that he would want to protect his home and family when the enemy was in force as close as Westport.
Others articles of the Topic American Civil War : John Eaton Tourtellotte, Orlow Smith, Van Spence, George Right Smith
Others articles of the Topic Kansas : Rexroad Formation, Overlook Park (Lawrence, Kansas)
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- List of Kansas Civil War Units
- Kansas in the Civil War
- Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
- This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.
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