Heavy artillery used by the Confederates during the siege of Vicksburg.
American History

Breaking the Confederate Stronghold over Vicksburg

November 18, 2020

The Confederates controlled the area between Vicksburg and Port Hudson, Louisiana. While these were the two remaining strong points, Vicksburg was the more important one of the two. Until Vicksburg fell, Union plans to control the Mississippi River could not be completed, which is why it was Ulysses S. Grant’s first target. […]

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