05h. The Battle of Champion Hill (historical) - HPS/JTS Campaign Vicksburg
05h. The Battle of Champion Hill (historical)By Andrew Wagenhoffer
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May 16th ,1863 (Historical) -- After capturing Jackson and driving Johnston's army away to the north toward Canton, the Army of the Tennessee turns on Pemberton and Vicksburg. Hoping to sever the rail connections with the rest of the Confedracy, Grant drives on Edwards Station. Pemberton, who is hoping to link up with Johnston, is caught on the move and hurriedly assembles a patchwork defense along Jackson Creek. The previously washed out Raymond Road bridge over Jackson Creek is being repaired in case retreat is necessary.