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  1. The Siege of Vicksburg was the end of a long series of battles in the western theatre of the Civil War called the Vicksburg Campaign. The Union Army, led by General Grant, had won a number of battles against the Confederates pushing them back towards Vicksburg.

  2. Jun 21, 2022 · The Siege of Vicksburg was one of the most tactically important victories for the Union in the American Civil War, as it helped give them control of the Mississippi River, while cutting off a ...

  3. The Civil War Comes to Vicksburg The American Civil War was fought over several years and several battlegrounds across the country, but the Siege of Vicksburg is one of the most notable. After holding the city for 47 days, Confederate Lt. General John C. Pemberton surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant on July 4, 1863.

  4. Vicksburg was strategically vital to the Confederates. Jefferson Davis said, "Vicksburg is the nail head that holds the South's two halves together." While in their hands, it blocked Union navigation down the Mississippi; together with control of the mouth of the Red River and of Port Hudson to the south, it allowed communication with the states west of the river, upon which the Confederates ...

  5. The infantry regiment was the basic administrative and tactical unit of the Civil War armies. Regimental headquarters consisted of a colonel, lieutenant colonel, major, adjutant, quartermaster, surgeon (with rank of major), two assistant surgeons, a chaplain, sergeant major, quartermaster sergeant, commissary sergeant, hospital steward, and two principal musicians.

  6. After the Union captured Vicksburg, the area became separated from the rest of the Confederate States. Other battles happened in the area after the capture of Vicksburg. During the Siege of Vicksburg in the west, another turning point came in the east. After winning some battles, Lee decided to invade the North again.

  7. Jul 15, 2021 · Siege of Vicksburg by Kurz and Allison The Battleof Vicksburg, fought from May 18-July 4th 1863 was a major siege in the western theatre of operations that together with the Battle of Gettysburg (which was fought at the same time in the East) was considered a major turning point in the Civil War.

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