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Guide to the John McArthur Papers, RG 304

Listed by: Dwayne Cox

Date: 9-28-00


Date Span: 1863-1875

Size of Collection:  21 items

Biographical Sketch: McArthur commanded the 12th Illinois Infantry during the Civil War and eventually rose to brigadier general. In that capacity, he commanded a May, 1864, expedition from Vicksburg to Yazoo City, Mississippi, with several skirmishes along the way.

Scope / Content: The papers consist primarily of material related to the May, 1864, expedition from Vicksburg to Yazoo City, but also contain letters of endorsement for McArthur’s promotion to brigadier general.


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