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John N Eckes
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Honoring your heroism and service for the preservation of the Union
- Wagon Master
 Added: Mar. 6, 2017
 
On May 22, 1863, General Ulysses S. Grant ordered an assault on the Confederate heights at Vicksburg, Mississippi. The plan called for a storming party of volunteers to build a bridge across a moat and plant scaling ladders against the enemy embankment in advance of the main attack. The volunteers knew the odds were against survival and the mission was called, in nineteenth century vernacular, a "forlorn hope". Only single men were accepted as volunteers and even then, twice as many men as needed came forward and were turned away. The assault began in the early morning following a naval bombardment. The Union soldiers came under enemy fire immediately and were pinned down in the ditch they were to cross. Despite repeated attacks by the main Union body, the men of the forlorn hope were unable to retreat until nightfall. Of the 150 men in the storming party, nearly half were killed. Seventy-nine of the survivors were awarded the Medal of Honor. (Source: John N. Eckes - Wikipedia)
- Wagon Master
 Added: Mar. 6, 2017
 
Thank you, sir for your gallant service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Apr. 20, 2016
 

- Acog
 Added: Mar. 27, 2016
 

- Lynn
 Added: Dec. 14, 2015
 

- James Snow
 Added: Apr. 20, 2015
 

- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Dec. 23, 2014
 

- Darlene T.
 Added: Dec. 21, 2014
 
May God's light shine on thee for all eternity.Peleg Gorton Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
-Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 11, 2014
 

- John P. Birosak
 Added: Sep. 30, 2014
 
Thank you for your service to our country!
- Christopher Cummings
 Added: Mar. 7, 2014
 

- Joe Chrisman
 Added: Oct. 18, 2013
 

- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Dec. 17, 2012
 

- Tracey Reid
 Added: Apr. 20, 2012
 
Thank You.
- LaDene
 Added: Apr. 20, 2011
 

- LaDene
 Added: May. 8, 2010
 

- lisa greenman
 Added: Apr. 18, 2010
 

- LaDene
 Added: Nov. 11, 2009
 

- LaDene
 Added: Sep. 14, 2009
 
Thank you for your service to the Country, sir!
- LaDene
 Added: Aug. 22, 2009
 
Thank you, Sir. Rest In Peace.
- Sarah Locklin Taylor
 Added: Jul. 6, 2009
 

- Tom Cummings
 Added: Apr. 20, 2009
 

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Apr. 20, 2009
 

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Apr. 20, 2008
 

- Isabella Oliva
 Added: Jan. 9, 2008
 

- Barbara LeClaire
 Added: Jan. 2, 2008
 

- Doug Lind
 Added: Jul. 1, 2006
 

- Barb J "John 3:16"
 Added: Apr. 22, 2006
 
REPOSE EN PAIX!
- quebecoise
 Added: Mar. 25, 2006
 

- Lana
 Added: Jul. 4, 2005
 
~Rest in eternal peace and happiness~
- A Marine Daughter
 Added: Apr. 20, 2005
 
REPOSE EN PAIX!
- quebecoise
 Added: Jul. 13, 2004
 

- God Bless & R.I.P. ~ Daughter Of An Angel ~
 Added: Apr. 19, 2004
 

- God Bless & R.I.P. ~ Daughter Of An Angel ~
 Added: May. 25, 2003
 

- Erik Lander
 Added: May. 25, 2003
 
 

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