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Milliken's Bend : A Civil War Battle in History and Memory

By: Barnickel, Linda.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Baton Rouge : LSU Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource (320 p.).ISBN: 9780807149935.Subject(s): Milliken’s Bend, Battle of, La., 1863 | Milliken's Bend, Battle of, La., 1863 | United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - African Americans | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- African Americans | United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Participation, African American | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African AmericanGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Milliken's Bend : A Civil War Battle in History and MemoryDDC classification: 973.7/415 | 973.7415 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
COVER; CONTENTS; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS, MAPS, AND TABLES; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; 1. "The Dark Pall of Barbarism": Emancipation as War Crime; 2. "Eternal Vigilance": The Insurrectionary Menace and Vigilante Response; 3. "All Is Uncertain": Civilians in Louisiana and Mississippi; 4. "The Triumph of a Noble Purpose": Emancipation Comes to Northeast Louisiana; 5. "I Cannot Tell How It Was I Escaped": The Bloody Battle at Milliken's Bend; 6. "A Disagreeable Dilemma": The Fate of Union Prisoners, Black and White; 7. "This Battle Has Significance": Milliken's Bend and the Wider War
8. "We Intended to Fight for the Country": The Limits of Freedom, 1863-18659. "A Terrible Aftermath of Injustice": Violence in the Postwar Era; 10. Forgetting and Remembering Milliken's Bend; APPENDIX A. Unit and Biographical Sketches; APPENDIX B. Federal Casualties at Milliken's Bend; APPENDIX C. Report of Col. Isaac F. Shepard to Adjt. Gen. Lorenzo Thomas; APPENDIX D. Reports Investigating the Death of Capt. Corydon Heath; ABBREVIATIONS; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Summary: At Milliken's Bend, Louisiana, a Union force composed predominantly of former slaves met their Confederate adversaries in one of the bloodiest small engagements of the war. This important fight received some attention in the North and South but soon drifted into obscurity. In Milliken's Bend, Linda Barnickel uncovers the story of this long-forgotten and highly controversial battle.The fighting at Milliken's Bend occurred in June 1863, about fifteen miles north of Vicksburg on the west bank of the Mississippi River, where a brigade of Texas Confederates attacked a Federal outpost. Most of the U
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COVER; CONTENTS; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS, MAPS, AND TABLES; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; 1. "The Dark Pall of Barbarism": Emancipation as War Crime; 2. "Eternal Vigilance": The Insurrectionary Menace and Vigilante Response; 3. "All Is Uncertain": Civilians in Louisiana and Mississippi; 4. "The Triumph of a Noble Purpose": Emancipation Comes to Northeast Louisiana; 5. "I Cannot Tell How It Was I Escaped": The Bloody Battle at Milliken's Bend; 6. "A Disagreeable Dilemma": The Fate of Union Prisoners, Black and White; 7. "This Battle Has Significance": Milliken's Bend and the Wider War

8. "We Intended to Fight for the Country": The Limits of Freedom, 1863-18659. "A Terrible Aftermath of Injustice": Violence in the Postwar Era; 10. Forgetting and Remembering Milliken's Bend; APPENDIX A. Unit and Biographical Sketches; APPENDIX B. Federal Casualties at Milliken's Bend; APPENDIX C. Report of Col. Isaac F. Shepard to Adjt. Gen. Lorenzo Thomas; APPENDIX D. Reports Investigating the Death of Capt. Corydon Heath; ABBREVIATIONS; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y

At Milliken's Bend, Louisiana, a Union force composed predominantly of former slaves met their Confederate adversaries in one of the bloodiest small engagements of the war. This important fight received some attention in the North and South but soon drifted into obscurity. In Milliken's Bend, Linda Barnickel uncovers the story of this long-forgotten and highly controversial battle.The fighting at Milliken's Bend occurred in June 1863, about fifteen miles north of Vicksburg on the west bank of the Mississippi River, where a brigade of Texas Confederates attacked a Federal outpost. Most of the U

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<p>Linda Barnickel is an archivist and freelance writer with master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin--Madison and The Ohio State University. Passionate about discovering the hidden and fascinating stories of history, she is interested in local history, military history, oral history, and the cultural power of archives.</p>

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