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Milliken's Bend: A Civil War Battle in History and Memory

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At Milliken's Bend, Louisiana, a Union force composed predominantly of former slaves met their Confederate adversaries in one of the bloodiest small engagements of the war. This important fight received some attention in the North and South but soon drifted into obscurity. In Milliken's Bend, Linda Barnickel uncovers the story of this long-forgotten and highly controversia ...more
Hardcover, 287 pages
Published April 15th 2013 by Louisiana State University Press
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Joel Manuel
Jul 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
An excellent overview of the controversial Battle of Milliken's Bend and its aftermath which addresses charges that black troops (and their white officers) captured at the battle were summarily executed by Confederates.
Clifford
Sep 02, 2013 rated it liked it
I would really like to give this book 3.5. It was interesting but the book did not deal that much with the battle but rather the racist atmosphere which caused the situation. I was a bit more interested in the military aspects but enjoyed the other scene setting.
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