Vicksburg (Siege of Vicksburg)
Location: Vicksburg, MS
Dates: May 18, 1863 - July 4, 1863
Ulysses S. Grant, Major General
John C. Pemberton, Lieutenant General
In the spring of 1863, Lincoln considering the strategic situation
of the Union army, presciently stated, "See what a lot of land these fellows
hold, of which Vicksburg is the key!
The war can never be brought to a close until that key
is in our pocket."
His commander of Union forces in that theater,
Ulysses S. Grant was well aware of how important this parcel
of ground was. With bluffs commanding the Mississippi River......
General Grant statue at Vicksburg.
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