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At Vicksburg, a large mine is exploded under defenses but an attempt at a Union breakthrough fails

Close fighting after the detonation of a mine under Fort Hill, Vicksburg, June 1863, artist's impression, detail
An infantry assualt followed the detonation of a mine under the positions of the Third Louisana Regiment in the Vicksburg defenses.  Troops of General McPherson's corps stormed into the forty foot deep crater but were beaten back and the siege operations continued.  The surrender that came nine days later made any further attempts at mining moot.  (By John Osborne)