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The Civil War: The Vicksburg Campaign

The Union fleet running past the Vicksburg batteries, April 16, 1863

The Union fleet running past the Vicksburg batteries, April 16, 1863

Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, June 22, 2013

Military historian Gregory Hospodor looks at the year-long campaign by the Union Army and Navy to take Vicksburg – the last major Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi River. He discusses Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s series of strategic maneuvers that led to a prolonged siege and ultimately the fall of the fortified city on July 4, 1863. The Kansas City Public Library hosted this event.

Updated: Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 1:25pm (ET)

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