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 Posted: Wed Jul 12th, 2006 03:43 pm
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This account occurs as the 55th USCT is retreating through Ripley, MS after Brice's Crossroads,

"While fighting at this place, large numbers of men and women secreted in the houses, fired upon our men from the doors and windows, and Colonel McCraig, of the One Hundred and Twentieth Illinois, was shot dead in this manner while bravely urging on his men. Our men becoming enraged at the sight of this, poured a volley among them, killing and wounding several women."

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