May 14, 1863: Battle of Jackson

Two days after the Battle of Raymond, Union forces entered Jackson after a brief skirmish with forces under Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston, who fell back from Jackson. After burning factories, warehouses, and other parts of the city, Grant’s troops turned west toward Vicksburg.

Image:  This necklace was stolen from a home during the Battle of Jackson by Daniel Jones, who served in the the 17th Iowa Infantry.  The necklace was preserved by his family and returned to the state in 2010.

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