Battle of Vicksburg

Part of the Vicksburg Campaign

Battle Summary
Date 05/18/1863 - 07/04/1863
Location Warren County, Mississippi
Result Decisive Union victory / 29,620 Confederates surrendered
Flag of the United States United States
Flag of Confederate States of America CSA (Confederacy)
Ulysses S. Grant John C. Pemberton
Forces Engaged
Army of the Tennessee Army of Vicksburg
77,000 ~33,000
Source: Wikipedia: Siege of Vicksburg
Casualties and losses
Killed 806 805
Wounded 3,940 1,938
Missing 164 29,620
Total 4,910 32,492
Source: Civil War Trust: Vicksburg
Synopsis of the battle:
The Siege of Vicksburg (May 18 – July 4, 1863) was the final major military action in the Vicksburg Campaign. In a series of maneuvers, the Army of the Tennessee, commanded by Union Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, crossed the Mississippi River below (south) of Pittsburg. and drove the Confederate Army of Mississippi (aka Army of Vicksburg ) commanded by Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton into the defensive lines surrounding the fortress city of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

When two major assaults (May 19 and 22, 1863) against the Confederate fortifications were repulsed with heavy casualties, Grant decided to besiege the city beginning on May 25. With no reinforcement, supplies nearly gone, and after holding out for more than forty days, the garrison finally surrendered on July 4, 1863. This action (combined with the surrender of Port Hudson to Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks on July 9) yielded command of the Mississippi River to the Union forces.

Source: Wikipedia: Siege of Vicksburg

Status of the Battlefield:
The battlefield has been preserved.

The Battle of Vicksburg battlefield has been preserved by the National Parks Service and is part of the Vicksburg National Military Park .

Visit the official park web site at Vicksburg National Military Park
Surviving earthworks: Unknown

Aids for your visit to the battlefield:
Is there a battlefield app? Yes
Map of the Battlefield showing the locations of the markers? Unknown

Park where the battlefield has been preserved:

Notes / Comments:
Union forces also captured 172 cannons there was also 1 camel killed.

Monuments Documented:
There are 0 monuments documented by CWBFM on the battlefield.

More Information • • •
  1. History Net: Battle Of Vicksburg ( Submitted on 02/14/2015 by ). change
  2. Civil War Trust: Civil War Trust The Civil War trust also has a Smart Phone app. ( Submitted on 02/14/2015 by ). change
  3. Wikipedia: Siege of Vicksburg ( Submitted on 02/14/2015 by ). change

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