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George details the demolition of a fort in Vicksburg and the bloodshed of the ensuing charges incurred by the Union regiments. He requests that his body be buried wherever the Porter family is situated.

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Rear of Vicksburg, MS


battle; death (military); sharpshooting

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Porter, George Washington, 1838-1888 -- Correspondence; Porter familiy -- Correspondence; United States. Army. Corps, 17th (1862-1865); Siege of Vicksburg (Mississippi : 1863)

Letter from George W. Porter to Francis P. Porter



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