Vicksburg Ė A Digital History Collection: In May and June of 1863, Major General Ulysses S. Grantís armies converged on Vicksburg, investing the city and entrapping a Confederate army under Lt. Gen. John Pemberton. On July 4, Vicksburg surrendered after prolonged siege operations. This was the culmination of one of the most brilliant military campaigns of the war. With the loss of Pembertonís army and this vital stronghold on the Mississippi, the Confederacy was effectively split in half. Grant's successes in the West boosted his reputation, leading ultimately to his appointment as General-in-Chief of the Union armies.
Photo Detail: A water battery that defended Vicksburg
Artwork Detail: The fight in the crater of Fort Hill, after the explosion, June 25,1863
Artwork Detail: The Siege of Vicksburg - Battery Hickenlooper
Artwork Detail: The siege of Vicksburg - Major General U.S. Grant, commanding Representing the position of Gen. A.P. Hovey's Division.
Map Detail: Vicksburg and vicinity- Office of the Coast Survey
Map Detail: Vicksburg, from a map by Robert Sneden
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Photo Detail: Union sharpshooter, Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi
Artwork Detail: Siege of Vicksburg.
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