Milliken’s Bend

Milliken’s Bend and the Gettysburg Campaign Begins

As part of the Vicksburg Campaign, the Confederates launch an unsuccessful attack against Grant’s supply lines at Milliken’s Bend.  Union black soldiers suffer heavy casualties in one of their earliest battles.

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