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The Start of the Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi

Control of the Mississippi River was seen by both North and South as the linchpin to winning the Civil War and Vicksburg was the key to the river.

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The War Continues with Fighting on the Water

Important engagements occur on the Mississippi River near New Orleans, off St. Thomas in the West Indies, in front of Vicksburg and on the Ogeechee River in Georgia.

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Vicksburg Stands Defiant

The critical supply junction of Vicksburg on the Mississippi River withstands several early assaults by the Union navy.

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