“In the spring of 1863, the 11th [Iowa] was again ordered to Vicksburg, and after the capture of that city remained doing garrison duty for some time, in connection with fighting ague and mosquitoes. The next active service was in the Meridian raid, when the 11th Iowa, with other troops, disabled fourteen locomotives, in addition to other hard work.” 
Portrait & Biography Album of Washington County, Iowa, Acme Publishing Company, Chicago, 1887, pg. 364.
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