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    Vicksburg Preservation March Registration Discount!!

    Friends, today being the anniversary of the Battle of Port Gibson, we wished to offer up a one-time offer for folks wanting to join us on this endeavor. With our focus being on preservation of Thompson's Hill at Port Gibson, today, and TODAY ONLY, we are offering a $50 discount on all registrations that are submitted and funds sent before midnight.

    May 1, 1863, the 42nd OVI fought in the first major battle of the Vicksburg Campaign. The night before, they had landed at Bruinsburg and camped below the columns of Windsor House. Through the night, they marched down a narrow wagon road through the Mississippi lowlands toward the town of Port Gibson. Private Frank Mason, Co. A, details the engagement at Thompson's Hill:

    "Dispositions were made for immediate attack. The sun was just rising, upon such a May day as had been dreamed of but never realized in our Northern clime. The men were munching their hard bread, and taking a few whiffs at their pipes, before the hard work of the day. Capt. Olds, leading Company "A" at the head of the column, blithely greeted the staff officer sent to guide the Division to its position, with the question: "Where are these Johnnies that have been keeping us here in the road all night?" Poor little Captain! He little dreamed that in the garden which he was then passing he would be buried before another sunrise.

    The dispositions were quickly made, and the battle opened furiously. The Forty-Second, with the Sixty-Ninth Indiana on its left, moved up on the ridge, and found the enemy on a similar ridge, about a hundred yards distant, the two ridges being separated by a deep ravine. The two Regiments were on their mettle, and, as their losses prove, bore the brunt of battle in that part of the field."

    https://stonewall421.wixsite.com/42ndatvicksburgh

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/933995846810464/

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    Most respectfully yours,

    Sam Galyon
    Trans-Miss Hellcats

    "Like True Badgers" -- 4th Wisconsin @ 155th Port Hudson
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