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In heavy fighting, Union forces repulse a Confederate advance near Iuka, Mississippi

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09/19/1862 to 09/20/1862
The advancing Union Army, under General U.S. Grant, met a large Confederate force under the command of General Sterling Price near Iuka, Mississippi. Grant devised a two pronged attack under Generals Rosencrans and Ord.  Circumstances evolved so that Rosencrans fought Price alone but after very heavy fighting in the afternoon and evening Price withdrew. Union units suffered around 800 casualties while the Confederates lost around twice that number killed, wounded, or captured.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
The Union Army: a history of military affairs in the loyal states, 1861-65... (Madison, WI: Federal Publishing Company, 1908), VI:514-515

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