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Recollection of Joseph Blessington, Skirmish at Richmond, June 15, 1863

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After Milliken's Bend, Federal forces advanced against Confederate General Walker's Texas Division and the Confederates were forced to pull back and abandon Richmond, Louisiana. Units of the 18th Texas Infantry did fight a rear-guard action against General J. A. Mower's advancing force. Although Walker's main force was able to escape, this only delayed the Union troops briefly and they were able to capture and burn the town. Richmond was never rebuilt. (By John Osborne)

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How to Cite This Page: "Recollection of Joseph Blessington, Skirmish at Richmond, June 15, 1863," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/29556.