Civil War Battle of Vicksburg

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Civil War Battle of Vicksburg


The battle of Vicksburg started in late April and ended in early July. It began when Major General Ulysses S. Grant wanted to take over the city of Vicksburg, Mississippi. He and his Union army of about seventy-seven thousand men went up against Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton's Confederate army of about thirty-three thousand men. The union suffered eight hundred six deaths. They also had three thousand, nine hundred forty wounded soldiers, and one hundred sixty-four were either missing in battle or captured. The Confederate side lost eight hundred five soldiers. One thousand, nine hundred forty were injured and twenty-nine thousand, six hundred twenty were captured and surrendered to the Union. The Union won.

The Confederate leader in the Battle of Vicksburg was Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton. He was born on August 10, 1814. He died on July 13, 1881. He is most commonly recognized for the Battle of Vicksburg because he surrendered. He surrendered the city on July 4, 1863.

The Union leader in the Battle of Vicksburg was Major General Ulysses S. Grant. He was born on April 27, 1822. He died on July 23, 1885. He is most commonly recognized for the battles of Vicksburg, Shiloh, and Fort Donelson. He and his army won those battles. He became president in 1869 and stepped down in 1877. He was president for eight years.



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