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By David Williamson

Prepared at Indianapolis in December 1861, the forty seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry's Civil warfare provider spanned the Mississippi Valley and the Gulf South. From Louisville to New Orleans and directly to cellular, basic James R. Slack and the forty seventh Indiana took the struggle to the inland waterways and southern bayous, struggling with in lots of of the Civil War's most renowned campaigns, together with Vicksburg, purple River and cellular. This chronicle of the forty seventh Indiana follows the regiment's odyssey in the course of the phrases of its officials and males. resources contain Chaplain Samuel Sawyer's account in their exploits within the Indianapolis day-by-day magazine, infantrymen' money owed in Indiana newspapers, tales of struggle and intrigue from newspapermen of the "Bohemian Brigade," and common Slack's personal tale in letters to his spouse, Ann, together with his postwar command at the Rio Grande. quite a few images, formerly unpublished conflict and sector maps, and an entire regimental roster entire this precise account.

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58 Pulling back, however, had also taken Pope’s smaller caliber guns out of range. 59 While awaiting the arrival of the heavy siege guns from Cairo, Pope sent Colonel Joseph B. Plummer’s brigade (the 11th Missouri, Lt. Col. William E. Panabaker and the 26th Illinois, Col. John M. Loomis; three companies of cavalry and a field battery of 10-pounder Parrott and rifled guns from Hamilton’s division) downriver to Point Pleasant to make a lodgment of batteries and a line of rifle pits for 1,000 troops on the right bank of the river to harass and blockade Hollins’s gunboats.

Two hundred reports, mingled to one, rang out, and every rebel gunner in sight fell a corpse upon the deck. During the contest our gunners were compelled to crouch down behind the banks for ten minutes at a time, and yet they fired their gun one hundred and fifty six times. The only inconvenience they experienced was from the dirt thrown upon them by the shot and shell, and improbable as it may seem, not a single man was injured on our side. ” But the soldiers of the 47th Indiana, who when bombarded had disappeared into their rifle pits like sand crabs, popped up and opened fire with their Enfield rifles, reportedly killing a number of Confederate gunners and preventing the landing.

John M. Loomis; three companies of cavalry and a field battery of 10-pounder Parrott and rifled guns from Hamilton’s division) downriver to Point Pleasant to make a lodgment of batteries and a line of rifle pits for 1,000 troops on the right bank of the river to harass and blockade Hollins’s gunboats. The beginning of the end came for the Confederate blockade when Hollins’s gunboats failed to dislodge Plummer’s isolated batteries (Hollins reporting that although he could temporarily drive them from their position, his 30 The 47th Indiana Volunteer Infantry wooden-hulled gunboats could not stay for long near the Federal guns on the right bank) and McCown failed to send an infantry force across to accomplish the task.

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