Vicksburg


July 5, 2013

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This week marks the 150th anniversary of the surrender of the Confederate troops at Vicksburg, Mississippi, after a prolonged siege. The Union win of this vital stronghold on the Mississippi River effectively split the Confederacy in half.

James Harvey Greene of Wisconsin’s 8th Infantry describes the scene on July 4, 1863.

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