The Engineers at Vicksburg, Part 10: Flotilla on the Delta
The men of Col. Josiah Bissell’s Engineer Regiment of the West stand in formation. Formed in 1861 of men from Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri, the unit performed arduous service during the Vicksburg campaign excavating canals, corduroying roads and building bridges.

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