December 24, This day during the American Civil War

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December 24, 1862 – in Middleburg, Mississippi – On December 24, Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn and his Confederate force attacked a Union blockhouse at Middleburg. The blockhouse was being manned by the 115 men of the 12th Michigan Infantry, commanded by Col. William H. Graves. Van Dorn sent a surrender request to Graves, who immediately refused the request. Graves replied the he “would surrender when whipped.” The Confederate attack lasted for 2 hours and 15 minutes. The Federals repulsed the Confederate attacks. The Confederates suffered 9 killed & 11 wounded

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