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.
It was a huge battle that took place there
Even though it is usually overshadowed by the Battle of Gettysburg, the Siege of Vicksburg is the real turning point of the war.
Vicksburg gave the North control of the Mississippi river.
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.
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.
* Fort Sumpter * Battle of Vicksburg * The Monitor vs. the Virginia * The Battle of Gettysburg * Cold Harbor * The Battle of Vicksburg * Appomattox Court House
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There was no captain named Vicksburg in the civil war, so no person of that name could have been important to the union or anybody else. Perhaps you are thinking of the battle of Vicksburg, which was critical.
The Vicksburg battle was important because the villagers were in danger of loseing their beloved homes and they didnt want that to happen therefore it was very important that they won the battle because then they would have lost their paths that lead to the southern states and the didnt want to lose that as well !
The Battle of Vicksburg was a major battle in the Civil War in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Confederates had their only stronghold there. General Grant's plan was to gain control of Vicksburg and the Mississippi River. General Pemberton was running out of food and supplies so he surrendered. Because the Union took control of the Mississippi River it split the South into two. That's how the Battle of Vicksburg is important in the Civil War.
It was important because it opened up the missisippi river for the union
The Battle of Vicksburg began in May 1863
The battle of Vicksburg
Battle of Vicksburg
The Battle of Vicksburg started on May 18th 1863. The Battle of Vicksburg ended on July 4th 1863.
One of the most important campaigns of the Civil War occurred at Vicksburg from late May to early July of 1863.
The battle and siege of Vicksburg was an important propaganda victory for the Union. Modern historians now view the loss of Vicksburg by the South as not one of the crucial factors that decided the outcome of the war.
The Battle of Vicksburg is also called the Siege of Vicksburg
Grant did not become famous because of Vicksburg, but it certainly greatly enhanced his reputation.
there 33,000 troops in the battle of vicksburg
The called it the Battle of Vicksburg, though, it was actually a siege.
The winner of the Battle of Vicksburg was Union General Ulysses Grant.
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