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  • The Battle Of Gettysburg And Vicksburg

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    to Gettysburg and Vicksburg. The battle of Gettysburg was a very tragic loss for the South, but the battle at Vicksburg was the largest victory for the North. In this lone battle, the Union created an economic problem for the South. The Union Army’s troops, helped by gunboats and river ironclads took control over the Mississippi River. This action virtually split the Confederate territory in two while also seizing control over the South 's main artery of transport. When Vicksburg fell to Union troops

  • Siege Of Vicksburg Essay

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    Ulysses S. Grant marched his force of 50,000 men through hard times on the west bank of the Mississippi River in the hope to conquer Vicksburg with a vicious defeat. April 30th, 1863 Grant crossed the Mississippi. The Siege Of Vicksburg was a significant occurrence in the Civil War. Grant was nearly unknown until his success at Vicksburg, however it did not come easy. Grant was very stubborn and always wanted his way throughout the journey. He would contradict the opinion of other Union leaders

  • Civil War - the Battle of Vicksburg

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    lasted four long years, a key battle fought westward was the turning point in the war: the Battle of Vicksburg. Between Cairo, Illinois, and the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi River twists and winds for nearly 1,000 miles. Commonly referred to as ‘the trunk of the American tree '. The river was vital to both the American Government and to the Confederate forces in the west. The city of Vicksburg, Mississippi, 250 feet high, overlooks the Mississippi River on the Louisiana-Mississippi state border

  • The Battle Of The River

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    The river was an important avenue of approach for the Union army to reach and gain control of Vicksburg. The Loess Bluffs bordering the Mississippi River provided excellent observation positions for Confederate artillery to fire upon any enemy approaching via the river. Ships were particularly vulnerable to their fire because of an oxbow north of the city’s waterfront where ships were forced to slow down to make the treacherous turn. The river approach afforded no opportunities for cover and concealment

  • Battle Of Vicksburg Essay

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    In the beginning of the campaign to Vicksburg, the Union wants to control all the Mississippi river so they could divide the Confederacy in half so supplies could not go to or come from the western states. The Union could also us control of the river to send supplies to the northern states along the Mississippi river. The union’s strategy in this campaign was superior to the Confederate strategy. The first battle of the Vicksburg campaign was Grand Gulf where union Admiral Porter sent seven ironclads

  • Vicksburg Siege Outline

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    Logan Bennett Topic: The Siege on Vicksburg Topic Paragraph: Did you know that the siege at Vicksburg was a major turning point in the war for the Union? In 1863 General Ulysses S. Grant would attack Vicksburg from the west side where there were no barriers. For more than six weeks, Grant laid siege on Vicksburg. Grant would block out the enemy so they could not escape and they were forced to surrender. Finally on July 4th, 1863 the confederates surrendered Vicksburg. Ulysses S. Grant would lead the

  • Vicksburg Battle Analysis

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    As a result of its critical location, Vicksburg unified the southern states. As long as the South held control of the Mississippi the southern states were not divided. Jefferson Davis described Vicksburg as, “"Vicksburg is the nail head that holds the South's two halves together” (Boundless, 2016). One of the main reasons the North wanted to siege Vicksburg was because they could cut the southern states down the middle, leaving Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas separated from the rest of southern

  • Vicksburg Short Story

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    By the end of the first week in July, the folks besieged in Vicksburg were in their final death throes; that was when the Confederate Army finally surrendered Vicksburg. Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton surrendered Vicksburg to General Ulysses S. Grant on the 4th day of July 1863. It took six days for news of the surrender to reach Charity; she quickly began making plans for a return trip to Vicksburg. They had received official notice of Henry's death, about mid-June; seeing the

  • Vicksburg-Personal Narrative

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    I finally arrived in Vicksburg, trying to escape all the pain I had suffered from the farm in Mississippi. All the whippings from Master Ethan had deprived me of my strength, and he murdered my best friend, James when we tried to escape together. He was my only closest friend, and now at the age of forty, he is dead because of us trying to accomplish our freedom. It took me about four miles to get to Vicksburg, but I was completely exhausted at that point. I had to compel myself to keep going and

  • Essay about Ulysses S. Grant

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    of Vicksburg had a significant impact on the surrender of the Confederacy. This Vicksburg campaign was significant due to the fact that it basically gave the Union total control of the Mississippi River. This meant the isolation of the West and basically a clear waterway for supplies to reach the Deep South. Once this waterway was open arms, food, and soldiers could be provided for the Union soldiers in the South and open a devastating wound in the heart of the Confederacy. Once Vicksburg had