Battle of Vicksburg (Siege of Vicksburg)

Location: Vicksburg, MS
Dates: May 18, 1863 - July 4, 1863
Union Commander:  Ulysses S. Grant, Major General
Confederate Commander:  John C. Pemberton, Lieutenant General 

Battle Summary:
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, Major General Ulysses S. Grant was well aware of how important this parcel of ground was.  With bluffs commanding the Mississippi River......  More>>>>

General Grant statue at Vicksburg.

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