1863 : Michigan Troops Participate in Vicksburg Siege

When:
May 23, 2018 all-day
2018-05-23T00:00:00-04:00
2018-05-24T00:00:00-04:00

On May 23, 1863, the siege of Vicksburg began.

Union forces under the command of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant settled down to a siege of Vicksburg, Miss., on the Mississippi River. Seven regiments of infantry and two batteries of artillery from Michigan participated in the six-week siege of the Confederate stronghold.

Sources:

Michigan History magazine

Here’s Why the Battle of Vicksburg Was So Important.¬† Smithsonian Channel.

Animated Battle of Vicksburg.  Civil War Trust.

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