155th Vicksburg Live
A Facebook Live Event
It was one of the great turning points of the American Civil War. The strength of the position on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River convinced many that the bastion was "the Gibraltar of the South." President Abraham Lincoln called strategic value of the location "the key." The city of Vicksburg was all of these things and more.
Join us on our Facebook page for our next live event, as we take you to Mississippi and visit many of the locations tied to the campaign and siege of Vicksburg. We will follow in the footsteps of Ulysses S. Grant's Army of Tennessee, as they cross the Mississippi River, and press to the north and east fighting battles at Port Gibson, Raymond, Champion Hill, and numerous other locations in between before forcing the Confederate forces under General John Pemberton into a 47-day siege, at Vicksburg. After the Confederate capitulation on July 4, 1863, President Lincoln declared, "The father of waters again goes unvexed to the sea."
We are proud to partner with Vicksburg National Military Park, Battle Focus, Grand Gulf Military Park, and Emerging Civil War to bring you this outstanding event.
Facebook Live Events; times and locations are subject to change and internet connectivity
Tuesday, May 15:
The Fall of Jackson, Mississippi
Wednesday, May 16:
Thursday, May 17:
A Visit to the Shirley House and the Third Louisiana Redan
The Union Assaults along the Graveyard Road and their Forlorn Hope
The USS Cairo
Vicksburg National Cemetery