Battle of Vicksburg Facts

A cannon at Vicksburg Battlefield
Vicksburg Battlefield

Introduction - Battle of Vicksburg

From May 18th to July 4th 1863 the Union Army and Confederate Army fought for control of the strategically important city of Vicksburg; located along the Mississippi River in Mississippi. US president Abraham Lincoln realized the importance of capturing Vicksburg; and said "Vicksburg is the key, the war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket." Below is a list of interesting facts about this major American Civil War battle including why this battle was so important, who the Generals were, and how the Union won.

Basic Battle of Vicksburg Facts

Interesting Battle of Vicksburg Facts