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Doc. 8.-fight at Milliken's Bend, Miss. Account by an eye-witness. Milliken's Bend, JuneMilliken's Bend, June 13. First allow me to describe the ground occupied by our troops. The camp is along the bank o
e will dare to say it, when the battle of Milliken's Bend finds its place among the heroic deeds of , how dearly they won the battle-field of Milliken's Bend on the seventh of June, 1863.
Allow me war, and decide each for himself, whether Milliken's Bend shall find a place among the records of h
Cairo, June 15, 1863.
The battle of Milliken's Bend occurred on Saturday and Sunday, the sixt g near him, with a menacing front, toward Milliken's Bend, the commander sent out some cavalry with not long delay a second attempt to occupy Milliken's Bend.
But this was the end of the attack for Union ranks — McCulloch expected to gain Milliken's Bend by substituting mules for hay. If so, he the following particulars of the fight at Milliken's Bend, in which negro troops played so conspicu [2 more...]
Doc. 8.-fight at Milliken's Bend, Miss. Account by an eye-witness. Milliken's Bend, June 13. First allow me to describe the ground occupied by our troops. The camp is along the bank of the Mississippi River, and at this point the levee is not more than one hundred and fifty yards from the river. The encampment is between the levee and the river. Breastworks have been thrown up on the right and left, and a few rifle-pits dug along the levee; and this constituted our defensive work. The levee is about eight feet high at this point, and back of it is a plantation covered with hedges, fruit and ornamental trees, in the immediate vicinity of our camp and to the rear. For some days previous to the attack we had known that a force of rebels were in the vicinity, estimated from one thousand five hundred to ten thousand strong. The colored troops were only partially organized regiments and had all been armed within a week to meet this emergency. With such raw material you