Sunday, May 27, 2007

Memphis, Mill Springs, Milliken's Bend and Mobile Bay

Four American Civil War battles today: The naval battle of Memphis, 6 June 1862, a Union fleet defeats the Confederate defenders of the city on the Mississippi and seizes control of Memphis; Mill Springs or Logan Cross Roads, 19 January 1862, a Union victory in eastern Tennessee that had little long term impact; Battle of Milliken’s Bend, 7 June 1863, a failed Confederate attempt to relieve the siege of Vicksburg and the Battle of Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864, a Union victory that closed the port of Mobile to Confederate blockade runners

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