Battle Of Vicksburg Summary

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Brief Summary Ulysses S. Grant’s armies approached on Vicksburg, surrounding the city and entrapping a Confederate army under Lt. Gen. John Pemberton. On July 4, Vicksburg surrendered after prolonged siege operations. This was the climax of one of the most brilliant campaigns of the war. With the loss of Pemberton’s army and this critical fortress on the Mississippi River, the Confederacy was effectively split in half. Grant’s triumph in the West raised by his reputation, leading eventually to his arrangement as General-in-Chief of the Union armies.The battle of Vicksburg was waged for only 47 days, during May and June of 1863. General Grant’s troops besieged the city, having Lieutenant General John Pemberton and his troops captive until July 4, 1863, when Pemberton’s forces surrendered. So they ended the battle Importance…show more content…
President Abraham Lincoln recognized the significance of the town situated on a 200-foot bluff above the Mississippi River. The battle of Vicksburg had a big impact and also changed the way things were going in the war thus far. When the confederacy lost the Vicksburg battle it took away the control they had over the Mississippi River which denied them the supplies they needed to continue a war effort from both sides. Also winning a battle for the Union contributed to them being able to win the war. There was a total of 4,835 casualties total on the Union side. 766 killed, 3,793 wounded, and 276 missing. For the Confederate side a total of casualties 32,697. 3,202 wounded/ killed/ missing, and 29,495
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