On this day in May 1863 the siege of Vicksburg began. To learn more about the Vicksburg campaign download the Civil War Trust Vicksburg Battle App®.
Summary text provided by the Civil War Trust | Read more on their site “The Battle of Champion Hill was the largest and bloodiest action
Sixth Plate Tintype of Pvt. Daniel M. Thompson, 48th Ind., KIA Champion Hills. In 2005 this tintype sold at auction for $960. Cowan’s auction