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Military memoir about the American Civil War, including an account of the siege of Vicksburg and the taking of Jackson, Miss. Episodes 9-10 contain the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies.

Wilkerson, a young farmer in Hamburg, Iowa, was drafted into the 13th Iowa Infantry, Company C; he left behind his pregnant wife Sarahett to run the farm. He traveled by his estimate more than 5,000 miles to seven states and the District of Columbia…

Bailey, of Epworth, Iowa, was mustered into the 3rd Iowa Infantry, Company A in June 1861 and spent the rest of the year moving around Missouri, engaging in a number of skirmishes. He served as a cook, forager, and clerk of muster rolls.

Bailey, of Epworth, Iowa, was mustered into the 3rd Iowa Infantry, Company A in June 1861. After spending a year with the company in Missouri, they moved south by boat and train in the Spring of 1862 and participated in the battle of Shiloh (which he…

Bailey, of Epworth, Iowa, was mustered into the 3rd Iowa Infantry, Company A in June 1861. In 1863 the company was assigned to Memphis. They took an active part in the siege of Vicksburg, and were part of Sherman's expedition to drive Confederate…

Davis, of Liberty, Union County, Indiana, enlisted in Company I, 15th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers on May 14, 1861. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant September 10, 1861, and as a first lieutenant November 1862.

Conard was mustered into Company A of the 135th Regiment of the National Guard of Ohio on May 8, 1864, and left the army in September.