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George provides an account of the regiment's fighting leading up to the Siege of Vicksburg. He describes the Union army's fortifications, sapping tactics, and encounters with enemy sharpshooters.
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Near Vicksburg, MS
battle; desertion; provisions; sharpshooting; sapping
Porter, George Washington, 1838-1888 -- Correspondence; Porter familiy -- Correspondence; United States. Army. Corps, 17th (1862-1865); Siege of Vicksburg (Mississippi : 1863)
Porter, George W., "Letter from George W. Porter to Francis P. Porter" (1863). Harvey Collection Letters. 232.
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