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Battle of Chickasaw Bayou

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1862-88 Chickasaw Bayou December 26–29 1862

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Chickasaw Bayou

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Chickasaw Bayou Union order of battle

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Body Discovered in Background of American Civil War Photograph (1864)

The Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, also called the Battle of Walnut Hills, fought December 26–29, 1862, was the opening engagement of the Vicksburg Campaign during the American Civil War. Confederate forces under Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton repulsed an advance by Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman that was intended to lead to the capture of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
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