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The siege of Vicksburg - Major General U.S. Grant, commanding / JG ; sketched by A.E. Mathews, 31st O.V.I. ; Middleton, Strobridge, & Co. Lith. Cin. O.

The siege of Vicksburg - Major General U.S. Grant, commanding / JG ; sketched by A.E. Mathews, 31st O.V.I. ; Middleton, Strobridge, & Co. Lith. Cin. O.

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Summary

Print shows soldiers in the foreground hiding behind trees and bushes during a bombardment of the encampment and earthworks of the Union army outside Vicksburg, Mississippi, with Confederate forts and earthworks along a ridge in the background. Major features are identified by letter with a corresponding "Description of the Position" printed across the bottom. Shows the positions of the "First Brigade, Brig. Gen. M.D. Leggett, Commanding. 20th Illinois, 31st Illinois, 45th Illinois, 124 Illinois, [and] 23rd Indiana", "Second Brigade, Col. M.F. Force, Commanding. 20th Ohio, 68th Ohio, 78th Ohio, [and] 30th Illinois", "Third Brigade, Brig. Gen. John D. Stevenson, Comm'd'g. 8th Illinois, 17th Illinois, 7th Missouri, 32d Ohio, [and] 81st Illinois", Artillery, Maj. C.J. Stolbrand, Commanding. Capt. W.S. Williams' Battery, (3d Ohio), Capt. Sparrestrom's Bat'y, (D 1st Reg. Ill. Art.), 8th Michigan, Lieut. T.W. Lockwood, Capt. W.H. Bolton's Bat'y (L 2d Reg. Ill. Art.), [and] Capt. Yost's Battery, (Captured Battery)".
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Caption continues: Representing the position of Maj. Gen. John A. Logan's Division of Maj. Gen. J.B. McPherson's Army Corps.
Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1863 by A.E. Mathews, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the U.S. for the Southern District of Ohio.

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Date

01/01/1863
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Contributors

Middleton, Strobridge & Co., lithographer
Mathews, Alfred Edward, 1831-1874, artist
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Location

Vicksburg (Miss.)32.35278, -90.87778
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Source

Library of Congress
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