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Never Surrender Quick Step, 1863.
This song from 1863, the "Never Surrender Quick Step," was dedicated to the defenders of glorious Vicksburg

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

Grant settled down to a six-week siege, surrounding the city, cutting off supply lines, firing upon Vicksburg continually, and moving in so close that, at some points, Union and Confederate soldiers held their lines within shouting distance. By mid-June, 80,000 Union troops camped on the Mississippi River bluffs above the city. To escape shells, Vicksburg residents left their homes for caves in the city's hills. The Union soldiers called this maze of dugouts "Prairie Dog Village." The people of the village were starving and tired but still held on to hope.
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