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  1. 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 ...

  2. Here Brothers Fought is the compelling story of the Siege of Vicksburg - a decisive event in the Civil War, splitting the South in two. This is the National Park Service theater presentation at Vicksburg National Military Park. The Park commemorates the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg.

  3. 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.

  4. The Civil War led to the establishment of the first American staff school in order to train officers in the art of order transmission and execution. One of the most significant changes in military structure was the introduction of the United States Colored Troops in 1863, the first official military integration policy.

  5. Oct 29, 2013 · At the beginning of the Civil War, medical equipment and knowledge was hardly up to the challenges posed by the wounds, infections and diseases which plagued millions on both sides. Illnesses like dysentery, typhoid fever, pneumonia, mumps, measles and tuberculosis spread among the poorly sanitized camps, felling men already weakened by fierce ...

  6. Oct 15, 2021 · From 1861 to 1865, the American union was broken as brother fought brother in a Civil War that remains a defining moment in our nation's history. Its causes and consequences, including the continuing struggle for civil rights for all Americans, reverberate to this day.

  7. Aug 19, 2021 · Vicksburg Battlefield was the site of one of the most important Union victories of the American Civil War and, together with the Battle of Gettysburg, marked a pivotal moment during the conflict. With its strategically vital location near the Mississippi River, wealth of resources, access to Richmond and ability to split the south, President ...

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