The Vicksburg Campaign
By: Kaitlyn Hackett 7th hour
Vicksburg Campaign spring of 1862 to summer of 1863
Why does this matter?
"Vicksburg is the key," said President Lincoln,"the war can never be brought to a close until the key is in our pocket."
Type of warfare
In December that same year Grant tried again to Capture Vicksburg but because of the bluffs General William T. Sherman of the Confederates killed 1,800 of Grant's troops.
Grant walked down the western bank of the Mississippi to cross over to the eastern side. He then went to Jackson instead of finding away to get to Vicksburg through the bluffs to restock on supplies that was meant for Vicksburg. For a while commander John Pemberton was confused by Grant's action till their supplies were cut of.
On May 19,1863 and three days after that Grant tried to take over the fort and took it over. Even though General Joe Johnston tried to stop Grant he could not.
On July 4.1863 Pemberton surrendered after the town had to hide in caves and away from the Mississippi river because of the union ships.