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Daily Citizen, July 2, 1863
With supplies cut off, editor Swords had to print his newspaper, the Daily Citizen, on the back of wallpaper

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

By the forty-fourth day, with no supplies coming into town, the editor of Vicksburg's Daily Citizen was reduced to printing the news on wallpaper. He wrote that General Ulysses S. Grant wished to celebrate the Fourth of July "dining in Vicksburg." Little did the writer know that on July 4, 1863, Pemberton would surrender to the Union general. Finding the newspaper, Grant's men added a paragraph declaring that Grant had indeed dined in Vicksburg and celebrated Independence Day! What else do you know about Vicksburg, Grant, or the many conflicts of the American Civil War?
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