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.

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Basic Battle of Vicksburg Facts

Interesting Battle of Vicksburg Facts