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Diary of Peter J. Perrine, Private, Company C, 16th OVI
1861 - 1864

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Page 33 - May 18, 1863 to June 24, 1863

   


Page 33

18th.  Crossed the river this morning and marched 8 miles & Camped.

19th.  Moved forward 3 miles and found the enemy inside their Forts in rear of the city of Vicksburg.  Our Division made a charge over the hills & ravines, and got a position about 400 yards from two of their large forts.  We had to go through a perfect Shower of iron & lead.

20 and 21st.  We kept up a continual fire on the enemy picking of their gunners.

22nd.  A charge was made along the whole line but proved unsuccessful.

23rd.  We were relieved by a brigade of Hoveys Division and sent to support the 17th Ohio Batterie where we remained untill the 8th of June.

June 8th.  Moved to Black river bridge & camped.

24th.  Moved to Camp Alice near Bovinia Station.  had a very nice camp. carried our water 3/4 of a mile.


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