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ASSAULT ON FORT BLAKELEY 

1st & 3rd. Missouri Cavalry (Dismounted)

THESE GUIDELINES WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED

The events we are depicting is that of March and April 1865, the Missouri Brigade being sent south with the rest of French's division to bolster Mobile's defenses.

These troops were refitted while in winter quarters near Tupelo, and drew items from the corresponding stores.

Upon arrival at Blakeley they are immediately put to work strengthening the fortifications there.

As the siege commences they are fighting by day, and pulling duty in rifle pits or repairing damaged works by night.

Abbay's Mississippi Battery as well as 16th CS Cav have been in the Mobile/Blakeley area for several months.