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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Vicksburg Civil War Mississippi

In May and June of 1863, Major Grants armies converged on Vicksburg, investing the city and entrapping a Confederate army under Lieutenant General John Pemberton.
On July 4 Vicksburg surrendered after prolonged siege operations. This was the culmination of one of the most brilliant military campaigns of the war.
With the loss of Pemberton's army and this vital stronghold on the Mississippi, the Confederacy was effectively split in half.
Grant's successes in the West boosted his reputation, leading ultimately to his appointment as General-in-Chief of the Union armies. Dates of the war were from May 18th- July 4th 1863 also the result of the war was a Union victory.

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