"Grant's Vicksburg Campaign"
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Edwin C. Bearss speaks to the Civil War Round Table of the District of Columbia on October 9, 2012, in preparation for his tour with the CWRTDC in late April 2013. Photographs and audio recordings of his tour will be posted soon.
The Siege of Vicksburg (May 18 to July 4, 1863) was the final major military action in the Vicksburg Campaign. In a series of maneuvers, Union Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and his Army of the Tennessee crossed the Mississippi River and drove the Confederate army of Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton into the defensive lines surrounding the fortress city of Vicksburg, Mississippi.