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GENERAL JAMES W. MCMILLAN SIGNED SLIP CIVIL WAR, MEX-AM WAR, 21ST INDIANA

$225.00

Description

James Winning McMillan (1825 – 1903) Signed Slip, "J. W. McMillan, Bvt Genl Vols, 19 Army Corps", 5.25 x 3.25, was an American soldier who fought during the Mexican-American War and served as a Union Army general during the American Civil War. He helped to successfully defend Baton Rouge on August 5 from attacks by Confederate forces. In this fight McMillan was himself wounded in his left arm and chest. He then participated in the Red River Campaign in the spring of 1864, fighting notably in the Battle of Mansfield on April 8, as well as partaking in the Battle of Monett;s Ferry. He also fought in the Battle of Winchester on September 19, where he was wounded when a shell fragment hit him in the head. On October 19, McMillan fought with distinction during the Battle of Cedar Creek where he again arranged his men to rally fleeing Union soldiers. In fine condition, with minor age toning.

$225   #11635