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Known as Connecticut's Irish Regiment, due to its predominant makeup of soldiers borned n Ireland, the Ninth was mustered in at New Haven in September 1861. In December, the 845-man regiment arrived at Ship Island, Mississippi, and was among the f…
District Northeast Louisiana Army of the Tennessee
Col. Isaac F. Shepard
Post of Milliken's Bend Louisiana
Col. Hiram Scofield
8th Louisiana, Col. Hiram Scofield
9th Louisiana, Col Herman Lieb, Maj. Erastus N. Owen, L…
The remains of the canal you see here today are the result of the second Union effort to bypass Vicksburg.
In January 1863, laborers and troops under the command of Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant resumed work on the canal begun in June 1862. They w…
On June 7, 1863, black troops fought a vicious battle to defend the Union supply base at Milliken's Bend, 15 miles northwest of here. Their victory proved black troops could fight well and helped ensure that the siege at Vicksburg would end in Uni…
Operations Against Vicksburg May 18 - July 24, 1862;
Department of the Gulf.
Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler;
2d Brigade, Department of the Gulf.
Brig. Gen. Thomas Williams;
9th Connecticut Infantry, Col. …
Rather than attack Vicksburg directly, the Federals at first tried to engineer their way around the Confederate stronghold.
In June 1862, Union troops started digging a canal across the foot of DeSoto Point. The theory: the river would adopt th…
In 1862, powerful Confederate guns along Vicksburg's high bluffs kept the Mississippi River closed to Federal shipping. Union leaders decided the army should take the city by land to gain control of the river. But General Thomas Williams had a dif…
During the summer of 1862, the Federals' first attempt to bypass Vicksburg by digging a canal across DeSoto Peninsula failed. By January, 1863, the Federals had reoccupied the Louisiana shore opposite Vicksburg. Gen. U.S. Grant ordered work on the…
This canal was the third attempt by the Union armies to route gunboats around Vicksburg. Excavation was begun in January 1863, by order of General Grant with two regiments and 1,200 Negro laborers. Two dredge boats were used in February but were d…