Engagement at Grand Gulf, MS.

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Engagement at Grand Gulf, MS, with Confederate shore batteries and the USS Itasca and the USS Wissahickon. Here is a link to the naval reports, the rebels did put a hurting on them and killed a couple sailors... starts on page 545...


Here a little history of Grand Gulf...


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Under cover of darkness on the night of June 8, 1862, the Confederates once again moved 6 and 12-pounders into position on the ridge behind Grand Gulf. The next morning, these guns’ crews struck the Wissahickon and Itasca while these vessels were passing the batteries.
 
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