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"The Hill Of Death"

Discussion in 'History' started by bdtex, May 17, 2017.

  1. bdtex

    bdtex Moderator Staff Member

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    The Battle Of Champion Hill in Mississippi was fought on May 16,1864. It was part of the Vicksburg Campaign. Some Southerners called/call it the Battle of Baker's Creek. It was a pretty horrendous battle. Some ground changed hands 4 times as Union and Confederate forces attacked and counter-attacked. The Champion family still owns about 600 acres of the battlefield including "The Hill Of Death". They conduct private tours for a fee. I was there on that hallowed ground on 2/11/2017.

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  2. bdtex

    bdtex Moderator Staff Member

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    Most of the Union troops killed at Champion Hill were reburied at Vicksburg National Cemetery,many in "Unknown Soldier" graves. A few of the Confederate dead were reburied at the Soldiers Rest C.S.A. Cemetery in Vicksburg. Most of the Confederate soldiers killed were buried where they fell or in burial trenches. The location of one of the burial trenches on the land owned by the Champion family is known by them. The original Champion house was used as a hospital after the battle. Piles of amputated arms and legs were buried near the house. The house is no longer there but the location is known.

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  3. SouthernBoyI

    SouthernBoyI Council Member

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    Sad times.

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  4. bdtex

    bdtex Moderator Staff Member

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    A new marker is being unveiled at a ceremony at Champion Hill this Saturday,May 20th. Woulda been there if I hadn't already had something planned that weekend.
     
  5. Tor-Pete-O

    Tor-Pete-O Mayor

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    Let's hope it doesn't contain any references to Confederate soldiers or it will have to be removed just like the statues of CSA leaders around the country.

    Can't have racist hatemongering crap like that around to offend you snowflakes now can we.......
     
  6. bdtex

    bdtex Moderator Staff Member

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    It's on privately owned property.
    You think I support CSA monuments/statues removal?
    Also,this isn't a political thread and I'd like to keep it that way. Thanks.
     

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