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Title:Civil War White River Expedition: June-July 1862
Author(s):Getz, Lowell L.
Subject(s):White River
Civil War
USS Mound City
Captain Augustus H. Kilty
Abstract:An account of the failed Union expedition up the White River in Arkansas in an attempt to resupply and reinforce the Army of the Southwest, June and July 1862. Although combat during expedition was limited in scope, it involved the most deadly single shot fired during the American Civil War. Eighty Union sailors were killed directly, another twenty-three indirectly, by a Reid projectile fired from a 32 pounder rifled cannon. In addition to the loss of life, exceptional tenacity was exercised in the attempted resupply undertaking up the White River.
Issue Date:2017-01-24
Rights Information:Text Copyright by Lowell L. Getz. All Rights Reserved
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-01-24

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