The Confederate soldiers and residents under siege in Vicksburg are on the verge of being starved into submission.
Ulysses S. Grant’s Federals tighten their grip around Vicksburg as the starving Confederates under constant bombardment look for either relief or surrender.
Ulysses S. Grant continues his relentless siege, and he also finds time to finally remove a troublesome commander.
The soldiers and civilians besieged in Vicksburg endure severe hardships as the Confederate high command argue how best to save the army.
Ulysses S. Grant’s Federals strengthen their grip around the Confederates in Vicksburg by the day, while the tedium of the siege leads to one of the biggest scandals of the war.
Federal army and navy forces initiate a siege of the Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg, and the Confederate army within the city soon finds itself trapped with no way of resupplying or reinforcing.