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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

June 07, 1863

Battle of Milliken’s Bend

The Battle of Milliken’s Bend, a Confederate attempt to break siege of Vicksburg, took place. The Confederate forces did drive a portion of the Union forces away from the city back to the bank of the Mississippi River. But there Union gunboats opened fire on the Confederates, forcing them to retire back to Vicksburg.

Image of Siege of Vicksburg, Kurz & Allison, Art Publishers, 1888
Library of Congress
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