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How did the Battle at Vicksburg effect the Civil War?
Transcript of How did the Battle at Vicksburg effect the Civil War?
The Battle of Vicksburg effected the Civil War because the Union got full control of the Mississippi river therefore taking over and shutting down the confederates trade, transportation, and military/fortifications.
What was the Battle of Vicksburg?
"Vicksburg is the key. The war can never be brought to a close until the key is in our pocket."-President Abe Lincoln. The union wanted full control of the Mississippi river because they knew that was the Confederate's main source of supplies.
The Battle of Vicksburg effected the Confederates military a lot because most of the forts and troops were at Vicksburg when General Pemberton surrendered. At Vicksburg there was 6,000 casualties and after they surrendered they were forced to stack their guns, giving the Union 172 artillery pieces (large guns and weapons such as cannons)and 60,000 muskets
Most of the Confederates trade was transported on the Mississippi river. It was hard for the South to get good supplies, now it's going to be even harder.
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On July 4, 1863 General John C. Pemberton's troops surrendered. And the Union finally had full control of the Mississippi.
Since the Union got full control of the Mississippi River it basically shut down the Confederate trade, transportation, and most of it's military/fortification.
Battle of Vicksburg
How Did the Battle of Vicksburg effect the Civil War?
Since the Union had full control of the Mississippi they had the "heart" of the confederate territory. The Confederate was cut in half by the Mississippi and they couldn't transport anything to their allies and everything was already running low.