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Vicksburg Campaign of 1863

American Battlefield Trust’s map of The Vicksburg Campaign

March 31 - July 4, 1863

After crossing the Mississippi River at Bruinsburg on April 30, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant moved to cut the Southern Railroad supplying Vicksburg from the east, and to destroy the logistic and manufacturing center at Jackson. Successful at those objectives, Grant turned his attention to Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton’s defenses around Vicksburg. In 17 days, his Army of the Tennessee fought and won 5 separate battles and marched over 200 miles to reach the strategic Confederate city. Grant surrounded Vicksburg by May 18 and a week later had settled in for a siege. After holding out for 47 days, Pemberton surrendered on July 4.

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Warren County, MS | May 18, 1863
Result: Union Victory
Estimated Casualties
37,273
Union
4,910
Confed.
32,363
Hinds County, MS | May 16, 1863
Result: Union Victory
Estimated Casualties
6,297
Union
2,457
Confed.
3,840
Hinds County, MS | May 12, 1863
Result: Union Victory
Estimated Casualties
961
Union
446
Confed.
515