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Siege of Vicksburg
Part of the Vicksburg campaign of the Western Theater of the American Civil War
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The Siege of Vicksburg by Kurz and Allison
Date May 18 – July 4, 1863
Location Warren County, Mississippi
32°20′37″N 90°51′04″W / 32.34361°N 90.85111°W / 32.34361; -90.85111Coordinates: 32°20′37″N 90°51′04″W / 32.34361°N 90.85111°W / 32.34361; -90.85111
Result Decisive Union victory
 United States (Union)  Confederate States (Confederacy)
Commanders and leaders
Ulysses S. Grant John C. Pemberton  Surrendered
Units involved
Army of the Tennessee Army of Mississippi
77,000 33,000
Casualties and losses
4,835 total
(766 killed
 3,793 wounded
 276 captured/missing)
32,697 total
(3,202 killed/wounded/missing
 29,495 surrendered)

172 cannons captured by United States 1 camel killed

Ohio Statehouse (9843635815)
Sculpture honoring the Battle of Vicksburg, July 4, 1863

The Siege of Vicksburg was a major battle of the American Civil War. 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.

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