West Virginia

Maneuvers Around Vicksburg and West Virginia Emancipation

Union forces continued their movements against Vicksburg, Mississippi in what was known as the Steele’s Bayou Expedition, while two northern vessel attempted to pass the Vicksburg batteries.  Voters in West Virginia approved a program of gradual emancipation as a condition … Full Post

Posted in Emancipation Proclamation, Vicksburg, West Virginia | Leave a comment