|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.