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The Battle of Vicksburg

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  1. The Battle of Vicksburg By: Kathryn Palmes and Shand Thomas

  2. Vicksburg, Mississippi • The battle began on the night of May 25, 1863. • Vicksburg lasted 47 days • The battle ended on July 4,1863

  3. Vicksburg during the Civil war

  4. Casualties • The Union’s causalities for the battle in siege of Vicksburg, were 4,835 • Confederate casualties consisted of 32,697 during the siege of Vicksburg

  5. Outcome • Pemberton raised a white flag on the morning of July 3. • That afternoon Pemberton and Grant met and arranged terms of surrender. • At 10 am the next day the confederate began to march out of Vicksburg as prisoners of war.

  6. Significance in the Civil war • The victory in the battle of Vicksburg gave control of the Mississippi River to the Union. • The Battle of Vicksburg effectively split the Confederate army in two.