History of the Civil War in 10 Battles, Part 11: Vicksburg (1 of 2)

History of the Civil War in 10 Battles, Part 11: Vicksburg (1 of 2)

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In the next two episodes Scott and James will discuss the Siege of Vicksburg. In the summer of 1863, Grant’s Army of the Tennessee came to Vicksburg, located on a high bluff converged on Vicksburg, a Mississippi town on the same river. Union occupation of the town was critical to control of the strategic river. If it fell then the Confederacy would completely lose access to critical supply lines in Texas and Mexico.

Grant's six-week campaign began in June. His army came to Vicksburg, ... See More

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