Daily Citizen

by Robert L Killion

July 4, 1863 Vicksburg the battle for Vicksburg ended after 44 days.   Hoping to cut the Confederacy in half Major General Ulysses S. Grant had assaulted Vicksburg on May 19 and again on the 22.  Resigned to a siege, Grant had his troops dig in and began a steady shelling of Vicksburg. Confederate Lt. General John C. Pemberton was determined to...

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