Tagged: mississippi


0

William T. Sherman’s Report on the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou

Before General Ulysses S. Grant’s launched his successful April to July 1863 campaign to take Vicksburg, Mississippi, he made several other attempts to take that important city on the Mississippi River.  One of these...

0

Grant’s Canal at Vicksburg

Before launching his final, successful campaign to capture Vicksburg, Mississippi, Major General Ulysses S. Grant made several other unsuccessful attempts to take the city.  Situated on a high bluff on a sharp bend in...

0

Visiting Vicksburg National Military Park

From the outset of the Civil War, both sides realized that control of the Mississippi River was essential to victory. The Union army and navy had success on the river in the first half...