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Vicksburg: The Battle for Control of The Mississippi River
 
US Grant

The fortress city of Vicksburg keeps the Mississippi River from complete Union control. General Sherman's key objective in the West is to take the city Vicksburg and cut the Confederacy in two. Facing Grant is hundreds of miles of impenetrable bayous, a formidable army, and Confederate raiders including Earl Van Dorn and Nathan Bedford Forrest.

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Sherman   Joseph Johnston
 
Sources
 
   Vicksburg, The Campaign that Opened the Mississippi; Michael B. Ballard; The University of North Carolina Press, 2004,  
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