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  Battle of Vicksburg - MSN Encarta
Campaign of Vicksburg, major siege of the American Civil War, consisting of military campaigns in 1862 and 1863 that ended with the capture of the city of Vicksburg, Mississippi, by Union troops on July 4, 1863.
Vicksburg, perched on a steep bluff along the eastern bank of the Mississippi River, was one of the main Southern strongholds along the river.
Meanwhile, an army under Union General William T. Sherman was to be convoyed downriver by a fleet commanded by the Union naval officer David D. Porter; Sherman would then seize the city in the absence of a majority of its defenders.
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 battle of vicksburg
The Battle of Vicksburg was an American Civil War siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi, on a well-fortified west-facing cliff on the Mississippi River.
The battle of vicksburg siege was initiated by the Union army under General Ulysses S. Grant with the aim of gaining control of the Mississippi River by capturing this Confederate riverfront stronghold and defeating John C. Pemberton's forces stationed there.
Battles of the american civil war, including the battle of vicksburg are forever entrenched in the lives of every american.
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 Vicksburg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The battle of Vicksburg was an important battle during the Civil War.
Vicksburg surrendered on July 4, 1863, to the North.
The battle of Vicksburg and Gettysburg marked a turning point in the war.
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 Civil War Battle History of Vicksburg Campaign, Mississippi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Vicksburg lay across the river from that swampy peninsula, on the east bank of the Mississippi.
By the 1860s it was the second largest town in the state of Mississippi and had become one of the region's most important commercial centers with steamboats connecting the north with the south and two railroads connecting the east with the west.
Another nickname for the Confederate city of Vicksburg was "Gibraltar of the West." Those bluffs made it a superb fortress, difficult to assault from the river and, surrounded as it was by the bayous, nearly as difficult to attack from the land.
www.civilwar.org /historyclassroom/hc_vicksburghist.htm   (418 words)

  
 The Vicksburg Campaign May 1863 American Civil War Maps
Following failures in the first attempts, the Battle of Chickasaw Bluffs, the Yazoo Pass Expedition, and Steele's Bayou Expedition, in the spring of 1863 he prepared to cross his troops from the west bank of the Mississippi River to a point south of Vicksburg and drive against the city from the south and east.
The siege of Vicksburg began with the repulse of the 22 May assault and lasted until 4 July 1 863.
As the siege progressed, Pemberton's 20,000-man garrison was reduced by disease and starvation, and the city's residents were forced to seek the refuge of caves and bombproofs in the surrounding hillsides, Hunger and daily bombardments by Grant's forces and Porter's gunboats compelled Pemberton to ask for surrender terms 3 July.
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 Wikinfo | Vicksburg, Mississippi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Vicksburg is a city located in Warren County, Mississippi.
During the Civil War, Vicksburg was the site of the Battle of Vicksburg, an important battle in which the Union defeated the Confederacy and gained control of the entire Mississippi River.
The battle, also known as the Siege of Vicksburg, consisted of a long siege brought about by the fact that the city is located on a high bluff overlooking the Mississippi River and thus was largely impregnable to invaders.
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 The Vicksburg Post: News
Vicksburg National Military Park employees Garry Lee, foreground, and Bendel White, work to apply a wax coating on the Brig.
VNMP was established by Congress in 1899 to commemorate the 1863 Vicksburg campaign.
The campaign included battles in west-central Mississippi at Port Gibson, Raymond, Jackson, Champion's Hill, Big Black River and 47 days of Union siege operations against Confederate forces defending the city of Vicksburg until the city fell on July 4.
www.vicksburgpost.com /articles/2006/05/10/news/news01.txt   (449 words)

  
 THE BATTLE OF VICKSBURG: THE KEY TO VICTORY
The war lasted four long years before the Confederate surrender at Appomattox, VA. Many historians say that a key battle fought westward was the turning point in the war: the Battle of Vicksburg.
Grant tried four unsuccessful efforts to reach Vicksburg: two attempts to bypass the city to the south and two to cross the Yazoo Delta to the north.
At the end of one of the bloodiest battles of the Vicksburg Campaign, the Union prevailed.
www.quartermaster.army.mil /oqmg/Professional_Bulletin/1996/Spring/vicksburg.html   (2025 words)

  
 Vicksburg During the Civil War: A Campaign, A Siege (1862-1863)
Maintaining control of Vicksburg was essential to the unity of the Confederate states.
It was during this 47-day siege that the citizens of Vicksburg, while the city was under steady shelling, were forced to live in caves.
The surrender of Vicksburg, to Union forces on July 4, 1863, indicated the beginning of the end of the Confederacy.
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 The battle at Vicksburg
The Vicksburg campaign is not as famous as Gettysburg but it contributed more to the end of the war than any battle to that date.
Vicksburg National Military Park was ordered by Congress in 1899, so that we can remember a very important battle of the American Civil War, the campaign, siege and defense of Vicksburg.
The battle in the town of Vicksburg lasted 47 days, where the Confederate forces were defending the city against the siege of the Union forces.
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 A Bio. of America: The Civil War - Transcript
Vicksburg was a natural citadel surrounded by a terrain of incredible difficulty: on the one side, steep, heavily eroded hills; and on the other side, an almost impenetrable swamp, the Yazoo Delta.
Many of the men were unwilling to tolerate such conditions in a war that was now being fought, as one racist soldier complained, in his words, "for the nigger." Criticism of Grant's incompetence and rumors that he was drinking filled Northern newspapers; and there were calls for his removal.
When he chased the Rebel army back into Vicksburg, Grant ordered two suicidal assaults on the city's powerful land defenses, but his men were slaughtered in some of the most vicious fighting of the war.
www.learner.org /biographyofamerica/prog11/transcript/page04.html   (1355 words)

  
 The Battle of Vicksburg
The Battle of Vicksburg was a key battle.
Vicksburg is located near the Mississippi River and surrounded by swamp lands.
On July 4, 1863, the defenders of Vicksburg laid down their fire arms and filed out of the city, the Union was not able to have a celebration, they stood in silence showing respect.
www.fortunecity.com /campus/history/683/vicksburg.htm   (399 words)

  
 Vicksburg 2001
Markers indicate where the individual military units were deployed and how the battle [a series of battles actually] progressed.
The battle for Vicksburg was one of the most costly engagements of the Civil War.
The Vicksburg National Military Park is a 'must see' for anyone passing through this area.
www.citlink.net /~ginger2001/trips/vicksburg.html   (407 words)

  
 OHS - Fight for the Colors - Behind the Lines: True Stories of the Ohio Battle Flags
Before 1863, the southern city of Vicksburg, Mississippi was one of the most strategically important places in the Confederacy.
Vicksburg connected Confederate supply lines from the west to railroads headed east.
After five victorious battles had been fought to gain access to the areas around the city, the Union Army under Grant's command laid siege on Vicksburg.
www.ohiohistory.org /etcetera/exhibits/fftc/btlines/index.cfm?section=gallantry&page=3   (523 words)

  
 Battle of Vicksburg
Then the victorious army turned westward towards Vicksburg, and, after two successful battles, swept on and closely invested the strongly fortified city in the rear (May 19), receiving their supplies from a base on the Yazoo established by Porter.
Porter, with his fleet of gunboats, was lying in the Mississippi, above Vicksburg, and was preparing the way for a successful siege, which Grant began with Sherman on the right, McPherson in the centre, and McClernand on the left.
In the battles from Port Gibson to Vicksburg Grant lost 9,855 men, of whom 1,223 were killed.
www.sonofthesouth.net /leefoundation/siege-vicksburg.htm   (1384 words)

  
 Natchez, Music on the Mississippi, Vicksburg
In the morning right after breakfast we watched a movie "The Struggle for Vicksburg." It was a national park film and described the battles for Vicksburg.
Vicksburg was protected by artillery batteries, a maze of swamps and bayous to the north and south, and by a ring of forts.
General Sherman was defeated at the Battle of Chickasaw, and Grant's endeavors to come around Vicksburg in Louisiana failed when he was unable to cross the river.
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 Battle of Vicksburg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Vicksburg or Siege of Vicksburg was the final significant battle in the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War.
Although there was more action to come in the Vicksburg Campaign, the fortress city had fallen and, with the capture of Port Hudson on July 8, the Mississippi River was firmly in Union hands and the Confederacy split in two.
The fourth of July holiday was not celebrated by most of the citizens of Vicksburg until World War II, because of the surrender of the city on July 4.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Vicksburg   (1863 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
He mentions that Vicksburg is situated on high bluffs on the eastern side of the Mississippi River just after a hairpin bend, making it an ideal place to fortify and block the River.
As long as Vicksburg (and to a lesser extent Port Hudson to the south) held, the Confederacy was not split in two.
In the aftermath of the battle, Hovey’s Division, which had suffered a disproportionate number of casualties, remained behind to tend to the wounded and the prisoners, and to bury the dead.
www.brettschulte.net /ACWBooks/reviews/ChampionHillSmith.doc   (4114 words)

  
 The Battle of Vicksburg
The Battle of Vicksburg, also known as the Siege of Vicksburg, was the final significant battle of Maj. Gen.
The Vicksburg surrender was the culmination of one of the most brilliant military campaigns of the war.
Vicksburg's residents were forced to seek the refuge in caves and bombproofs in the surrounding hillsides
www.mycivilwar.com /battles/630518.htm   (1435 words)

  
 Wildernet - Vicksburg National Military Park
Description - Vicksburg National Military Park preserves and commemorates the individuals who were involved in the battle of Vicksburg during the American Civil War.
Attractions - Vicksburg National Military Park was established to commemorate and preserve one of the most decisive battle sites of the American Civil War, the campaign, siege and defense of Vicksburg.
The Vicksburg campaign was waged from March 29 to July 4, 1863.
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 Amazon.com: CHAMPION HILL: Decisive Battle for Vicksburg: Books: Timothy B. Smith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Battle of Champion Hill was the decisive land engagement of the Vicksburg Campaign.
Grant's defeat of Pemberton caused the latter be trapped in Vicksburg and forced to surrender on July 4, 1863.
There's a penultimate 12-page chapter on the battle's aftermath that includes Vicksburg's capitulation on July 4, and a concluding 11-page postscript chapter on the post-battle and post-Civil War careers of the numerous commanders that are named (and pictured) in the text.
www.amazon.com /CHAMPION-HILL-Decisive-Battle-Vicksburg/dp/1932714006   (3185 words)

  
 Battle of Gettysburg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
One of the main goals of the North was to divide the rebel troops in half by winning the Mississippi River.
The city was also a port for the Rebels where all of their weapons, supplies, and troops arrived from other Rebel states.
It was the bloodiest two day battle in the Civil War.
www.promotega.org /wga05001/battles.htm   (214 words)

  
 Vicksburg & Port Hudson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Vicksburg Campaign was Grant's greatest achievement, and was what I believe to be the turning point of the war, not just in the west, but period.
Add to this the fact that the battle was mostly fought in a second-growth forest, and you have a recipe for some serious confusion.
Grabau freely admits that this is HIS interpretation of the battle, that other interpretations are possible, and that due to all of the conflicting accounts he is sure some mistakes have been made in his account.
www.brettschulte.net /ACWBooks/vicksburg.htm   (3125 words)

  
 Vicksburg
Vicksburg was a key military point on the eastern side of the Mississippi River, located high on a bluff near the outlet of the Yazoo River.
Vicksburg During the Siege Just a great description of what it was like inside the city during the siege.
U S A History WARS - Civil War - Battle of Vicksburg 1863 At the Battle of Vicksburg a Confederate army under General John C. Pemberton surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant after a campaign that had beun on March 29.
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 The American Civil War: Battle of Vicksburg Splits the Southern Confederacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Vicksburg lay on the east side of the Mississippi River.
As the river flowed past Vicksburg, it turned in sharply at the base of the cliff and then continued on to the gulf of Mexico.
With Vicksburg in Union hands, the North could control the whole length of the river.
www.voanews.com /specialenglish/2005-04-27-voa1.cfm   (1132 words)

  
 Vicksburg
High on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi, the city of Vicksburg guarded the river that was the lifeblood of the Confederacy.
In Vicksburg, award-winning author Mary Ann Fraser uses more than thirty primary source quotations, forty pictures drawn at the time, and five maps to take us inside the camps of the Blue and Gray.
Through the words of generals and soldiers, men and women, children and adults, we witness the action in the crucial battle that many historians think decided the Civil War.
www.maryannfraser.com /vicksburg.htm   (265 words)

  
 TRAVELER'S JOURNAL 2742 - REMEMBERING VICKSBURG   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Situated on a high bluff and ringed by swamplands, the Misssissippi town was one of two Confederate strongholds that remained on the river.
Cannons dot the rolling woods and fields where battles of the siege were fought.
Markers recall the action; monuments honor the regiments who fought; and the park's cemetery is the final resting place for the 17,000 Union soldiers who died in the siege of Vicksburg, while many of the Confederate dead lay in the City Cemetery nearby.
www.travelersjournal.com /calendar/jul02/2.html   (259 words)

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