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    time that the Gettysburg campaign was taking place She lived in a place close by called Chambersburg On June 15 1863 she wrote how she saw all sorts of wagon trains make their way through the town She experienced the panic that shot through the town due to the Rebels There had been a cry that the Rebels were in Battle at Milliken s Bend Date s June 7 1863 Location MADISON Louisiana Tag s African Americans Race Relations War A very bloody battle here African American soldiers fought alongside Caucasian soldiers for one of the first of many times during the war Nearly fifteen hundred Union troops mostly African Americans fought side by side against the two or three thousand Confederates stationed there However there still was not racially equal treatment of the soldiers as the white soldiers rode forward on horseback Shelbyville Affects the Letter From An Everyday Soldier Date s June 27 1863 Location BEDFORD Tennessee Tag s Crime Violence War Matt Turner was an assistant surgeon caught in battle at Shelbyville with a little time to write his mother The letter thought brief gave a great account to the attack that occurred in Tennessee from the 24 th to the 28 th of June in 1863 Turner gave the account of his army falling back and being flanked by the enemy the hospital he feared would soon fall and Pennsylvania Captain Writes His Final Letter Home Date s June 28 1863 Location FREDERICK Maryland Tag s Civil War Pennsylvania Regiments Captain David Acheson Company C of the 140th Pennsylvania Volunteers was born in Washington Pennsylvania about thirty miles south of Pittsburgh Robert L Stewart remarked that Acheson was one of the most promising young men in the College Class at the then Washington College now known

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    the Campaign for Vicksburg Date s May 2 1863 to July 27 1863 Location WARREN Mississippi Tag s Second Iowa Battery Joseph R Reed Union Vicksburg Civil War The Union Army achieved a decisive victory in the battle of Vicksburg Mississippi with the city surrendering to General Ulysses Grant on July 4 1863 The battery divisions effectively utilized the large guns and cannons of the army which were crucial to

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    the speech represents the feeling of the majority of the whites in Henry Nields Heroism at the Battle of Mobile Bay Date s August 1864 to 1864 Location MOBILE Alabama Tag s Navy Union Victory In early August 1864 a Union Naval fleet under the control of Rear Admiral David Farragut commanding the flagship U S S Hartford neared Mobile Bay Alabama The goal was to take over the strategic location which consisted of three confederate forts and a plethora of underwater mines The two main forts were Forts Morgan and Gaines aided by a few Confederate ships mainly the C S S Tennessee Infantry in the Failed May Attacks on Vicksburg Date s May 22 1863 to May 23 1863 Location WARREN Mississippi Tag s Fifty fifth Illinois William C Porter Union Vicksburg Civil War While the city of Vicksburg eventually fell to Union forces on July 4 1863 giving the Union control of the Mississippi River several failed assaults occurred prior to the successful siege Two of the assaults took place on May 19 and 22 and Vicksburg s defenses held against the Union infantry and artillery forces on both these occasions Infantry forces in the Civil War

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    position he held while fighting the battle His regiment was part of the Second Brigade of the Second division of the Fifteenth Army Corps under the command of General Sherman As the only ranking lieutenant who volunteered to storm Vicksburg he commanded the other volunteers from various brigades and submitted his report to his superior Colonel Oscar Malmborg In his report of the failed sieges Malmborg commends the entire Fifty Fifth Infantry as deserving of their reputation for bravery and characterizes Porter as a daring leader Although Porter was in a leadership position he had limited decision making ability forcing him to rely on the verbal orders of various superiors One of the most dramatic moments detailed in this report occurs while Porter s regiment is waiting for support from another division His men are under constant fire and exposed to the enemy yet they courageously remained in position In his report Porter makes it clear to higher ranked officers that his men fought valiantly but did not have enough support from other divisions Officers would often claim that others did not fight bravely in order to improve their own image for possible advancement For example Lieutenant Porter claims that the lieutenant of another infantry division kept himself and a protection of ten men away from the fighting Lieutenant Porter was killed at Kenesaw Mountain GA on June 27 1864 Reports from Vicksburg Mississippi such as that from Lieutenant William C Porter of the Fifty fifth Illinois Infantry of the Union Army showed that the infantry forces often engaged in brutal combat yet were concerned with valor and upholding the morale of the men Citations Lieutenant William C Porter The War of the Rebellion A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies Series I Vol XXIV

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    Attacks on Vicksburg Date s May 22 1863 to May 23 1863 Location WARREN Mississippi Tag s Fifty fifth Illinois William C Porter Union Vicksburg Civil War While the city of Vicksburg eventually fell to Union forces on July 4 1863 giving the Union control of the Mississippi River several failed assaults occurred prior to the successful siege Two of the assaults took place on May 19 and 22 and

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    May Attacks on Vicksburg Date s May 22 1863 to May 23 1863 Location WARREN Mississippi Tag s Fifty fifth Illinois William C Porter Union Vicksburg Civil War While the city of Vicksburg eventually fell to Union forces on July 4 1863 giving the Union control of the Mississippi River several failed assaults occurred prior to the successful siege Two of the assaults took place on May 19 and 22

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    of skirmishers out to engage Confederate forces capture prisoners and gain knowledge of the enemy position Eventually the entire regiment advanced along with a larger Union force that remained at the brow of the hill under an artillery fire and finally ended up advancing under fire of musketry by which several were wounded and delivered well directed volleys with apparent effect and then fell back halfway up the hill As the confederate forces fell back on 7 April Beatty s force was not ordered to advance any further and remained encamped on the battlefield for the next few days This report outlines what is perhaps the most critical moment at Shiloh the Union Army s utilization of the night to regroup reorganize and ultimately reverse the fate of the battle Buell s army helped Grant and Sherman s forces recover from the massive death toll of the first day of fighting It was this turn of events that seriously affected subsequent events on the western theatre and memories of war Sherman became convinced that only total war focusing on economic interests as well as armies could effectively defeat the Confederacy Also Grant was able to prove his worth as a general by standing firm in his last lines of defense thus securing permanent control over Western Tennessee before fresh troops from Buell arrived in the night Finally the widespread carnage at Shiloh forced a restructuring of historical memory artists depictions gradually became more realistic the death of one single person lost some of its significance in the face of the 24 000 lost within the two days of battle Thankfully Beatty s report shows that in spite of the carnage he was still keenly aware of the loss of every one of his men some 4 dead 44 wounded and

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    Confederates surprised the Fifth Division with their attack and Sherman s forces were driven far from their encampment Though the army was in a panic the retreat was ultimately halted and Sherman s men held their ground The 32nd Indiana behaved Shiloh Col Cyprus Hall 14th Illionois Infantry Date s April 6 1862 to April 7 1862 Location HARDIN Tennessee Tag s Civil War 1862 Shiloh Pittsburgh Landing Cyprus Hall Union Army Colonel Hall s experience in the Battle of Shiloh is unique from any common and popular knowledge of what actually took place during the battle The general populations recognition of the battles in the west does not compare to their recognition of the battles in the east such as Gettysburg and Harpers Ferry The reason is that the battles in the east took place in close proximity to some of Shiloh Col Ralph P Buckland 72nd Ohio Infantry Date s April 6 1862 to April 7 1862 Location HARDIN Tennessee Tag s Ralph P Buckland Pittsburgh Landing 1862 Shiloh Civil War Colonel Buckland s experience in the battle of Shiloh is unique from any popular knowledge of the battle The general populations recognition of the battles in the west concentrating on Shiloh in particular does not equate to their recognition of the battles in the east such as Gettysburg and Harpers Ferry The reason is that the battles in the east took place in close proximity to some of Col John C Moore s report of The Battle of Shiloh Date s April 6 1862 to April 7 1862 Location HARDIN Tennessee Tag s The Battle of Shiloh Civil War In justice to my regiment permit me to say that no other regiment entered the fight on that day under more unfavorable circumstances than the Second Texas Colonel

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