The Resource Chicago's battery boys : the Chicago Mercantile Battery in the Civil War's western theater, Richard Brady Williams., (ebook)

Chicago's battery boys : the Chicago Mercantile Battery in the Civil War's western theater, Richard Brady Williams., (ebook)

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Chicago's battery boys : the Chicago Mercantile Battery in the Civil War's western theater
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Chicago's battery boys
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the Chicago Mercantile Battery in the Civil War's western theater
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Richard Brady Williams.
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eng
Summary
The celebrated Chicago Mercantile Battery was organized by the Mercantile Association, a group of prominent Chicago merchants, and mustered into service in August of 1862. The Chicagoans would serve in many of the Western Theaters most prominent engagements until the war ended in the spring of 1865. The battery accompanied General William T. Sherman during his operations against Vicksburg as part of the XIII Corps under General A. J. Smith. The artillerists performed well throughout the campaign at such places as Chickasaw Bluffs, Port Gibson, Champion Hill, Big Black River, and the siege operations of Vicksburg. Ancillary operations included the reduction of Arkansas Post, Fort Hindman, Milliken's Bend, Jackson, and many others. After reporting to General Nathaniel Banks, commander of the Department of the Gulf, the Chicago battery transferred to New Orleans and ended up taking part in Banks disastrous Red River Campaign in Louisiana. The battery was almost wiped out at Sabine Crossroads (Mansfield), where it was overrun after hand-to-hand fighting. Almost two dozen battery men ended up in Southern prisons. Additional operations included expeditions against railroads and other military targets. Chicago's Battery Boys is the based upon many years of primary research and extensive travel by the author through Illinois, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Williams skillfully weaves contemporary accounts by the artillerists themselves into a rich and powerful narrative that is sure to please the most discriminating Civil War reader. His study will be hailed as a classic unit history comparable to the wonderful regimental studies of the late 19th Century
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Midwest
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Williams, Richard Brady
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973.7/473
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non fiction
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  • United States
  • Soldiers
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Chicago (Ill.)
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Chicago's battery boys : the Chicago Mercantile Battery in the Civil War's western theater, Richard Brady Williams., (ebook)
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9781611210064
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Chicago's battery boys : the Chicago Mercantile Battery in the Civil War's western theater, Richard Brady Williams., (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781611210064
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12324852
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12324852
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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