Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Vicksburg anniversary

Today is the anniversary of the surrender of Vicksburg during the Civil War. Vicksburg -
the last Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi River, surrenders to Gen. Grant and the Army of the West after a six week siege. With the Union now in control of the Mississippi, the Confederacy is effectively split in two, cut off from its western allies.

The History Place posted this photo.

143 years ago today


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