Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Colonel James H. Coates” in chapter 91 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:
Vicksburgh, Miss., Sunday, March 13, 1864.
One of the most successful expeditions ever recorded of our operations in this vicinity, was that sent out on the first of last month, commanded by Colonel James H. Coates , of the Eleventh Illinois infantry.
The force consisted of the Eleventh Illinois infantry, Eighth Louisiana infantry, and First Mississippi cavalry--the two latter being colored troops.
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