Vicksburg, Mississippi                                                                 
 
 
1862 -1863  1862 - 1863
Siege
July 4, 1863  Union Victory
Control of the Mississippi River
Works Cited  Billingsly, Susan.  Civil War . Hamilton: Redding, 2010. Print. Currier & Ives.  Bombardment and Capture of I...
Siege of Vicksburg . 2006. Vicksburg Riverfront Murals. Web. 19 Apr.  2010. <www.riverfrontmurals.com/‌civilwar.htm>. Stan...
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  • The Battle for Vicksburg was a long and hard fought campaign. The prize was control of the mighty Mississippi River.
  • At the beginning of the war a Union officer, Lt. Gen. Winfield Scott, had a plan to capture the towns along the Mississippi to make a water route to the sea, and to separate the states of Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas from the rest of the Confederacy. His Anaconda Plan to squeeze the south in two was ignored but few years into the war, people saw he was right. http://www.almc.army.mil/alog/issues/NovDec08/Story_Images/ms474_pic1.jpg Supply Line Warfare by Dr. Cliff Welborn Army Logistician nov/Dec 2008 vol 30 issue 6
  • By then the rebels had Vicksburg heavily fortified so they could fire on any ships that tried to pass by on the Mississippi River.
  • The fight for Vicksburg lasted 9 months from the end of 1862 through the summer of 1863. It involved battles and then a long and relentless siege.
  • During the siege, Vicksburg was surrounded and Union forces shelled the city daily. From May through July no supplies could get in. Food was so scarce that people ate mules and even dogs to survive. Eventually the army and the citizens in Vicksburg were starving.
  • On July 4, 1863 Confederate General John Pemberton surrendered the city of Vicksburg to General U.S. Grant. Five days later, Port Hudson, the last Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi, also fell. Many historians see these events, combined with the fact that the Confederates were defeated in Gettysburg, as the turning point of the Civil War.
  • Now the Union forces had control of the Mississippi River. Bombardment and Capture of Island Number Ten on the Mississippi River, April 7, 1862 Colored lithograph published by Currier &amp; Ives, New York, circa 1862.
  • Vicksburg National Park
  • Map? Questionable presentation quality.
  • Thought the color battle scene was more interesting.
  • Civil War sample final

    1. 1. Vicksburg, Mississippi                                                              
    2. 4. 1862 -1863 1862 - 1863
    3. 5. Siege
    4. 6. July 4, 1863 Union Victory
    5. 7. Control of the Mississippi River
    6. 8. Works Cited Billingsly, Susan. Civil War . Hamilton: Redding, 2010. Print. Currier & Ives. Bombardment and Capture of Island Number Ten . 1862. American Civil War . Web. 16 Apr. 2010. <http://civilwar.com/‌ covo;war/‌Navy_Ships/‌USS_Corondelt.html>. Danzer, Gerald A., et al. The Americans . Evanston: McDougal, 2005. Print. Dutch Gap Canal . 1865. Old Pictures . N.p., 2006. Web. 19 Apr. 2010. <www.old-picture.com/‌.../‌Cannon-Civil-War.htm>. Hankinson, Alan. Vicksburg 1863 . Danbury: Grolier, 1997. Print. Kurtz & Allison. Siege of Vicksburg . 1888. America’s Story . Web. 19 Apr. 2010.<http://www.americaslibrary.gov/‌assets/‌jb/‌civil/ ‌ jb_civil_vicksburg_1_m.jpg>.
    7. 9. Siege of Vicksburg . 2006. Vicksburg Riverfront Murals. Web. 19 Apr. 2010. <www.riverfrontmurals.com/‌civilwar.htm>. Stanchak, John. Civil War . New York: DK, 2000. Print. Union Flag. N.d. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Apr. 2010. <www.flagscollection.com/‌images/‌UNION.jpg>. Up Close Battle Scene. N.d. Blood Tears and Glory . Web. 19 Apr. 2010. <bloodtearsandglory.com/‌images/‌ Vicksburg%20CMH.jpg>. Welborn, Cliff. “Supply Line Warfare.” Army Logistician 30.6 (2008): n. pag. Web. 16 Apr. 2010. <http://www.almc.army.mil/‌alog/‌ issues/‌NovDec08/‌Story_Images/‌ms474_pic1.jpg>.
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    9. 11. Union Victory!

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