Daily Citizen

by Robert L Killion

July 4, 1863 Vicksburg the battle for Vicksburg ended after 44 days.   Hoping to cut the Confederacy in half Major General Ulysses S. Grant had assaulted Vicksburg on May 19 and again on the 22.  Resigned to a siege, Grant had his troops dig in and began a steady shelling of Vicksburg. Confederate Lt. General John C. Pemberton was determined to...

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Miss Daisy Hale

Robert L Killion
Curator – Peoria Historical Society

In March of this year I was contacted by Barbara Meyn. I knew her name as someone who had been a volunteer and a Vice President for PHS as well as Pettengill-Morron House Coordinator. She had done a huge amount of research and work in the collection in the past. She had been working with her church archives and as the project was completed she had picked back up her research on the Pettengill family intending to finish her,,,

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