The tide of war turns against the Confederacy after a traumatic defeat at Gettysburg and the surrender of Vicksburg.
In Late June, 1863, General William Rosecrans successfully maneuvered his army to capture the Confederate position at Tullahoma, Tennessee, while the Federals exploded a mine beneath the Confederate defenses at Vicksburg. In the east Robert E. Lee’s Army moved farther … Full Post
The siege of Vicksburg continued and the advanced elements of the Army of Northern Virginia moved into Pennsylvania, while in Georgia the Confederate ironclad Atlanta surrendered to Federal ships.
As part of the Vicksburg Campaign, the Confederates launch an unsuccessful attack against Grant’s supply lines at Milliken’s Bend. Union black soldiers suffer heavy casualties in one of their earliest battles.