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The Siege of Vicksburg, 1863
This colorful lithograph recounts the 1863 battle at Vicksburg that took place on water and land

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General Ulysses S. Grant Attempted to Take Vicksburg, Mississippi
May 19, 1863

Vicksburg, Mississippi, was an important, well-protected fortress for the Confederate Army during the Civil War. On May 19, 1863, Union General Ulysses S. Grant attacked Vicksburg--a direct assault with intent to take over the city. The Union navy had already prevented other regiments from joining Confederate General C. Pemberton at Vicksburg, but the Southern city held strong that day. Grant, however, did not stop there.
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