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Military Monday: John Priestly Gravitt, POW

Of course it would have to be in the middle of the busiest weekend in my year that I discover that my 3rd Great-Grandpa on my dad’s side, John Priestly (J. 621 more words

Cherokee County Georgia

Battle of Champion Hill - 150 Years Ago Today

On this date of May 16 in 1863 was fought the Battle of Champion Hill (a.k.a. Baker’s Creek) – the name coming from a family who lived on the site. 533 more words

Sesquicentennial Series

May 16, 1863: Battle of Champion Hill

The decisive battle of the Vicksburg Campaign, and one of the decisive battles of the War, the battle of Champion Hill led to the siege of Vicksburg, and once it became a siege, with the Union able to bring endless reinforcements to reinforce Grant during the siege via the Mississippi, the fall of Vicksburg became merely a matter of time.  2,937 more words

From Cappincur to Corinth, and Back: An Irish Artilleryman Comes Home

The photograph below shows Battery M of the 1st Missouri Light Artillery during Sherman’s Meridian Campaign of February 1864. One of the men in this image is Sergeant Peter Cavanagh, from near Tullamore in Co. 947 more words

Irish American Civil War