Siege of Vicksburg

1863 battle of the American Civil War's Anaconda Plan

The Siege of Vicksburg was a major battle of the American Civil War.[1] It took place in Mississippi from May 18 to July 4, 1863. Union general Ulysses S. Grant surrounded the city of Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Confederate Army, commanded by John C. Pemberton, surrendered on July 4. Now the Union forces controlled the Mississippi River.

Sculpture honoring the Battle of Vicksburg, July 4, 1863


  1. Timothy B. Smith, Champion Hill: Decisive Battle for Vicksburg (New York: Savas Beatie, 2006), p. xiii