18th Illinois Infantry document/ Siege of Vicksburg
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Document Signed (DS), 1 page, 4to., Head Quarters 12th Division, Near Vicksburg (Mississippi), June 28th (63). Frank H. Mason (Co. I, 18th Illinois Infantry) writes:

"Lt. P. C. Harris

Chief Engineer 15th A.C.


I have the honor to report that 180 men were employed on the tranches last night.

The main approach was pushed forward from a A to D reaching the small ravine close to the enemy work.

The side approach B was extended about 20 yards C-D.

The work for two guns at M was finished blinds being put in the embrasures to protect the cannoneers from musketry.

The guns 20 Pds Parrotts will be put into position at this point immediately.

Very Respectfully

F H Mason

Engineer 12th Div."

Very Fine.

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18th Illinois Infantry document/ Siege of Vicksburg

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