The Battle of Vicksburg

Battle of Vicksburg Facts

  • Battle Name: Battle of Vicksburg
  • Battle Start Date: May 18th, 1863
  • Battle End Date: July 4th, 1863
  • Battle Belligerents: United States and Confederate States
  • Battle Winner: United States
  • Total Casualties: 37,000+

17 Battle of Vicksburg Facts for Kids

  1. The Battle of Vicksburg was the last major military battle of the American Civil War.
  2. The Battle of Vicksburg is also known as the Siege of Vicksburg.
  3. The Battle of Vicksburg was part of the Vicksburg campaign.
  4. The Battle of Vicksburg was fought between the United States and the Confederate States.
  5. The Battle of Vicksburg was fought in Warren County, Mississippi.
  6. The Battle of Vicksburg was fought between May 18th, 1863 and July 4th, 1863.
  7. The Battle of Vicksburg was fought for 1 month, 2 weeks and 3 days.
  8. The Battle of Vicksburg was fought because part of the United State's Anaconda Plan was to capture the last major Confederate stronghold, seized control of the Mississippi River and effectively divided the Confederate States.
  9. The Battle of Vicksburg was won by the United States.
  10. The United States victory at the Battle of Vicksburg removed the last major stronghold of the Confederate States and gave them ultimate control of the Mississippi River.
  11. At the start of the Battle of Vicksburg the United States had around 77,000 troops and the Confederate States had around 33,000 troops.
  12. The Battle of Vicksburg resulted in a total of 8,037 casualties.
  13. The United States had 4,835 casualties, 766 killed, 3,793 wounded and 276 captured or missing.
  14. The Confederate States had 32,697 casualties with 3,202 of the casualties being killed, wounded or missing.
  15. The Confederate States had 29,495 of its troops captured as prisoners of war.
  16. The Confederate States lost 172 cannons to the United States after the Battle of Vicksburg.
  17. After the United States victory at the Battle of Vicksburg then United States President Abraham Lincoln was quoted saying "The Father of Waters again goes unvexed to the sea."

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