David G. Farragut begins assembling a Federal naval squadron to take on Vicksburg, one of the last major Confederate strongholds on the Mississippi River.
The Federal naval squadron of David G. Farragut tries following up its capture of New Orleans by pushing further up the Mississippi River. But they meet unexpected resistance.
July 4, 1863 – Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton’s Confederates formally surrendered on Independence Day, transferring the mighty stronghold of Vicksburg to Federal hands. Major
July 3, 1863 – The Confederate soldiers and residents under siege in Vicksburg were on the verge of being starved into submission. By this time,
June 18, 1863 – Major General Ulysses S. Grant continued his relentless siege, and he also finally removed one of his troublesome commanders. The tedium
June 13, 1863 – The soldiers and civilians besieged in Vicksburg endured severe hardships as the Confederate high command argued over whether to hold or