Tuesday, July 4, 2017

July 4, 1863 – Vicksburg, Mississippi, surrenders to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and the Army of the Tennessee after a 47-day siege.

The United States had broken the slave-mongering, traitorous Confederacy's hold on the Mississippi, cutting the South's access to vast supplies of men, horses, and foodstuffs to the west.

Notified of the city's capture, President Lincoln announced, "The Father of Waters again goes unvexed to the sea."

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