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On This Day: June 13

1863 - (Civil War) Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi, continues

Wisconsin troops were still engaged in the Siege of Vicksburg. The 8th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 20th, 23rd, 25th,27th, 29th and 33rd Wisconsin Infantry regiments, the 1st, 6th, 7th and 12th Wisconsin Light Artillery batteries and the 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry were among Union forces surrounding the city.

1923 - Platteville beaten by Chicago Union Giants

On this date, Platteville's baseball team was defeated by the Chicago Union Giants, a member of the Negro League. The team, known at this time as the Gilkerson Union Giants, toured Wisconsin and the upper midwest each summer, playing local teams from small towns. The team was so good "that beating them made the season for local teams."  [Sources: Wisconsin Stories and Negro League Baseball Players Association]