Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Attack on Vicksburg, June 28, 1862

Gen. U. S. Grant invested Vicksburg from the South and East together
with Gen. Sherman from the North on May 18, 1863.  On July 4th  the
Confederate forces surrendered.  Admiral Porters fleet had run downriver
past Vicksburg on April 16, 1863.

US Naval Squadron; Katahdin,
Kennebec, Brooklyn, Pinola, Winona, F. S. Hartford, Sciota, Wissahickon,
Richmond, Onieda, Iroquois, and the large mortar flotilla. 

No comments:

Post a Comment