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Battle of Vicksburg

Why is the Battle of Vicksburg important?


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2015-09-20 22:18:20
2015-09-20 22:18:20

Better said was the "battles to capture Vicksburg". At least three Union attempts failed to actually capture the city fortress of Vicksburg. Only via a siege was the city captured. And, yes this at last gave the Union full control of the Mississippi River. This was now the western base from which to launch assaults on either side of the river.


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2014-09-17 15:22:26
2014-09-17 15:22:26

The Siege of Vicksburg is considered one of the turning points in the American Civil War. The battle was a decisive victory for the Union.

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It was a huge battle that took place there

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Even though it is usually overshadowed by the Battle of Gettysburg, the Siege of Vicksburg is the real turning point of the war.

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Vicksburg gave the North control of the Mississippi river.

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The city of Vicksburg was located in a pivotal area that made it important both to the union and to the Confederacy. The Confederacy lost of the battle of Vicksburg, which was a major loss.

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You probably mean the battle of Vicksburg, in the American Civil War. According to http://www.answers.com/topic/battle-of-vicksburg, the capture of Vicksburg marked the turning point of the war.


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