- Full Citation: William H. Jordan et al., "The 16th Indiana Regiment in the Vicksburg
Campaign," ed. Willie D. Halsell, Indiana Magazine of History 43, no. 1 (March 1947): 67-82.
- Home: Dearborn County (Manchester)
- Year: 1863-1864
- Regiment: 16th Indiana Volunteer Infantry
- Engagements: Vicksburg, Milliken's Bend, Stones River
- Abstract: This article contains a reprint of the only edition of the 16th Indiana's
regimental newspaper, "The Volunteer," (printed in Vermillionville, La., Nov. 7, 1863), and letters
to and from Lt. William Jordan (d. 1911). The letters by Jordan are to his mother, the letters to
him are by sergeants reporting to him what has been happening in the field while he is ill in mid-1863.
The regiment saw action during the Siege of Vicksburg, and the Battles of Milliken's Bend and Murfreesboro
(Stone's River) in the period covered by the newspaper and letters.
- Sample Text:
- "I tell you Lieutenant we have Seen the Elephant this trip we have got So used to Balls and Shells
that if we are Asleep is Dos not waike us up...I wish you was hear with us we have A Greate Deel of
Sport with our hardshipps you Spoke of Sending in your resignation Papers if your health will allow
it I want you to come Back But if your health is to Pore to stand the hardships of A Soldiers Life I would
be the Last Man to insist on your coming Back." (Sgt. Jonathan Sims to Jordan, outside Vicksburg, Miss., May
1863, p. 76)
- LC Subject Headings:
- United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 16th (1861-1865)
- Vicksburg (Miss.) History Siege, 1863
- Milliken's Bend, Battle of, La., 1863
- Stones River, Battle of, Murfreesboro, Tenn., 1862-1863