In Mississippi, the Siege of Vicksburg continues

After frontal attacks had proved far too costly, the Union's Army of the Tennessee's commander, General U.S. Grant, ordered a siege. For the next six weeks, the city, its garrison, and its civilian population suffered from Union mining operations, daily shelling, and extreme shortages of food and medical supplies.  The defenders finally asked for terms on July 2, 1963 and two days later surrendered the town. (By John Osborne)  
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Michael B. Ballard, Vicksburg: The Campaign That Opened the Mississippi (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004), 358-395.
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America ... (Philadelphia: A. Winch, 1867), 59.
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