Milliken's Bend

Milliken's Bend Exhibit
Milliken's Bend Exhibit

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Black troops were repeatedly cited for heroic conduct in battle and steadfastness under trying field conditions. On June 7, 1863, Milliken's Bend became one of the first such battles, and, in the words of Major General Ulysses S. Grant, was, "The first important engagement of the war in which colored troops were under fire."

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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