The Vicksburg Campaign began in December of 1862, and finished with the Confederate surrender on July 4th, 1863. For over 6 months, various armies would maneuver throughout the western theater, and occassionally face each other on the battlefield. Both Union and Confederate armies realized the importance of Vicksburg, but it would take over half a year and over 48,000 casualties before the fate of Vicksburg and the Mississippi River would be determined.
Please explore some of the other engagements that led up to the siege of Vicksburg.
Campaign for Vicksburg
Last updated: April 7, 2017