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June 20, 1863: Taking out Whistling Dick

The gunboat Sterling Price takes action against “Whistling Dick“. Official Records (Navy): U. S. S. STERLING PRICE, Below Vicksburg, June 20. SIR: Agreeable to your instructions contained in your order of this morning, proceeded with the Mound City to the … Continue reading

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June 17, 1863: Going after Whistling Dick

One of the cannons in the river-side defenses of Vicksburg, because of some peculiarity of the rifling of its barrel, threw shells that whistled in flight. While it’s not clear that this cannon was any more effective than others, its … Continue reading

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