By Linda Barnickel

At Milliken's Bend, Louisiana, a Union strength composed predominantly of former slaves met their accomplice adversaries in a single of the bloodiest engagements of the battle. This small but very important struggle got a few preliminary common consciousness yet quickly drifted into obscurity. In Milliken's Bend, Linda Barnickel uncovers the tale of this long-forgotten and hugely arguable battle.

The scuffling with at Milliken's Bend happened in June 1863, approximately fifteen miles north of Vicksburg at the west financial institution of the Mississippi River, the place a brigade of Texas Confederates attacked a Federal outpost. many of the Union defenders were slaves below months ahead of. the recent African American recruits fought good, regardless of their minimum education, and Milliken's Bend helped end up to a skeptical northern public that black males have been certainly healthy for wrestle accountability. After the conflict, accusations swirled that Confederates had carried out a few prisoners taken from the "Colored Troops." the fees finally resulted in a congressional research and contributed to the suspension of prisoner exchanges among North and South.

Barnickel's compelling and finished account of the conflict illuminates not just the titanic complexity of the occasions that transpired in northeastern Louisiana throughout the Vicksburg crusade but additionally the consequences of Milliken's Bend upon the conflict as an entire. The conflict contributed to southerners' expanding fears of slave insurrection and heightened their anxieties approximately emancipation. within the North, it helped foster a dedication to permit unfastened blacks and previous slaves to participate within the warfare to finish slavery. And for African americans, either loose and enslaved, Milliken's Bend symbolized their unending fight for freedom.

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