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Day: July 4, 2013
July 4, 1863: Vicksburg Falls 150 Years Ago
On July 4, 1863, the Army of the Tennessee entered Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Some 30,000 Confederate soldiers were paroled. That number exceeds the number of Confederates lost during the fighting at Gettysburg.
Ulysses S. Grant got a somewhat cold reception when he met Confederate commander John C. Pemberton.
However, the greeting he received from his own men was somewhat warmer.