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The Civil War battle of Vicksburg was precipitaed by Union ironclads attempting to blockade Confederate shipping on the Mississippi River. Vicksburg is situated on a bluff overlooking the river, and provided an excellent location for Confederate gun emplacements capable of destoying Union ships. For this reason, General Grant chose Vicksburg as his starting point for his campaign in Mississippi. He chose to take Vicksburg from the east, overland, as most of it's defenses were focused toward the river.

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In 1863, Vicksburg was the last Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi River. The Union army laid siege on Vicksburg to open up the Mississippi to Union navigation and thereby sever the eastern and western parts of the Confederacy.

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It was a battle during the Civil War. Why did it happen? It was an Engagement between two different types of people.

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The Confederacy was successfully split in half by the union. The battle that gained complete control of the Mississippi River. :D

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Vicksburg commanded the approaches to a hairpin bend on the Mississippi River which controled the river traffic on the lower Mississippi.

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The troops were starving

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After what major battle did the confederates at Port Hudson surrender?

It was the battle of Vicksburg.


In the fall following Vicksburg's surrender who began their advance toward Chattanooga?

The Confederates continued there advance toward the Chattanooga.


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The Fall of Vicksburg - a major river-port held by the Confederates until Grant besieged it and took its surrender in July 1863.


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The Union controlled the Mississippi River after defeating the Confederates in the Vicksburg Campaign.


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Vicksburg surrendered on July 4th, 1863.


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Grant accepted Pemberton's surrender to end the Siege of Vicksburg.


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John C. Pemberton.


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Because Grant pursued the Confederates back into their lines and starved them out.


What did the union do during Battle of Vicksburg?

Managed to cross to the East bank of the Mississippi and besiege the Confederates in Vicksburg until they starved them out.


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Gettysburg and Vicksburg was important because it showed that the Confederates could not invade the North.


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