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The Union army had the geographic advantage of controlling much of the Mississippi River. Grant and Sherman were able to place pressure on Vicksburg with a combination of land and river dominance.

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The Siege of Vicksburg was the last significant battle of what was known as the Vicksburg Campaign. It occurred during the American Civil War, and the outcome was a decisive victory for the Union.


What is another name for the battle of Vicksburg during the civil war?

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When did Siege of Vicksburg happen?

Siege of Vicksburg happened on 1863-05-18.





What are the dates of the Siege of Vicksburg?

The Siege of Vicksburg lasted from May 18 through July 4.


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Where did the siege of Vicksburg?

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How long did the Vicksburg siege last?

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How many people died in the battle at Vicksburg?

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Battles of Vicksburg and Gettysburg?

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What city was the Battle of Vicksburg fought in?

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What state did the Battle of Vicksburg take place?

The Siege of Vicksburg occured in and around Vicksburg, Mississippi.


Why was northern success in the siege of Vicksburg important-?

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Who was the general that won Vicksburg?

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Where can you find primary sources on the siege of Vicksburg?

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