Chicago's Battery Boys: The Chicago Mercantile Battery in the Civil War's Western Theater

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The Chicago Mercantile Battery was organized in 1862 by a group of prominent Chicago merchants. As part of Maj. Gen. John McClernand s 13th Corps, the battery participated in the long and arduous Vicksburg campaign. The artillerists performed well everywhere they were tested, including Chickasaw Bluffs, Port Gibson, Champion Hill, Big Black River, and the siege against Vicksburg. Ancillary operations included the reduction of Arkansas Post, the capture of Jackson, and others. During the siege of Vicksburg on May 22, 1863, ...

Chicago's Battery Boys: The Chicago Mercantile Battery in the Civil War's Western Theater 2007, Savas Beatie, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781932714388

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