Guide to the John McArthur Papers, RG 304
Listed by: Dwayne Cox
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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