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Second Vicksburg Campaign
Civil War Encyclopedia >> Campaigns
March 11, 1863 Ulysses S. Grant renewed his efforts to reach Vicksburg when he tried to push gunboats past Fort Pemberton, near Greenwood. General W. W. Loring ("Old Blizzards") had built and manned the fort to prevent attacks of this nature. Mississippi
  Ulysses S. Grant
March 14, 1863 Admiral David Farragut pushes his command vessel, the Hartford and the Albatross past Port Hudson, but Confederate fire seriously damage three other vessels. Louisiana
  David Farragut
March 16, 1863 Ulysses S. Grant ends his Yazoo Pass expedition, but orders William Tecumseh Sherman to try Steele's Bayou again.
  William Tecumseh Sherman
March 19, 1863 The Albatross and the Hartford become the first federal ships to pass the garrison at Vicksburg, MS.
March 24, 1863 A small skirmish at Black Bayou marked the end of General William Tecumseh Sherman's attempt to find an unguarded water route into Vicksburg. Mississippi
  William Tecumseh Sherman
March 29, 1863 Stymied in his attempt to reach Vicksburg on the east bank of the Mississippi, Grant orders General John McClernand to march south on the west bank to Miliken's Bend
  John A. McClernand
April 22, 1863 Grant's forces south of Vicksburg are resupplied by Porter's fleet, which suffered heavy losses when transports and barges steamed by Confederate batteries
  David Porter
  Ulysses S. Grant
April 30, 1863 About noon, Ulysses S. Grant begins crossing the Mississippi and landing U. S. troops south of Vicksburg Mississippi
  Ulysses S. Grant
May 12, 1863 Battle of Raymond

A Confederate brigade under John Gregg attacks a Union division under Major General John Logan in the town of Raymond, between Vicksburg and Jackson.
Mississippi
May 13, 1863 Two corps, under William Tecumseh Sherman and James McPherson, advance on Jackson Mississippi
  William Tecumseh Sherman
May 15, 1863 Joe Johnston orders John Pemberton to break out of Grant's tightening noose. Pemberton refuses the order. Mississippi
  Joseph E. Johnston
May 16, 1863 Battle of Champion Hill

Pemberton agrees to attack the federal line with Johnston. The focal point of the attack, Champion Hill, will change hands three times, but the Confederate forces fail to meet. Pemberton withdraws to Vicksburg
Mississippi
  Joseph E. Johnston
May 16, 1863 Battle of Champion Hill

Pemberton agrees to attack the federal line with Johnston. The focal point of the attack, Champion Hill, will change hands three times, but the Confederate forces fail to meet. Pemberton withdraws to Vicksburg
Mississippi
  Joseph E. Johnston
May 17, 1863 Battle of Black River

Pemberton placed his men with their backs to the Black River. When the U. S. attacked, Pemberton's line broke with most of the men crossing the Black River before the bridge was set on fire. Army of the Tennessee then spanned the Big Black, closing in on Vicksburg
Mississippi
  Army of the Tennessee
  Battle of Vicksburg
May 19, 1863 General Ulysses S. Grant [US] makes contact with Rear Admiral David Porter, sailing north from New Orleans with supplies Mississippi
  Ulysses S. Grant
  David Porter
May 22, 1863 Massive Union assaults on Fortress Vicksburg fail Mississippi
  Battle of Vicksburg
June 7, 1863 Battle of Milliken's Bend

Confederate forces attack the Union garrison driving federals to the banks of the Mississippi, where the gunboats Lexington and Choctaw turn back the advancing Rebels
Louisiana
  Nathaniel Banks
June 25, 1863 Union soldiers try to exploit an explosion under the Confederate entrenchments at Vicksburg. The Rebel line easily repulses the attack Mississippi
July 3, 1863 John Pemberton, commander of Confederate forces at Vicksburg asks Ulysses S. Grant for terms. Grant demands an unconditional surrender. Pemberton refuses. Late in the evening, Grant offers excellent terms and Pemberton accepts. Mississippi
  Ulysses S. Grant
July 4, 1863 Ulysses S. Grant accepts the surrender of the second Confederate Army he has defeated, at Vicksburg Mississippi
  Ulysses S. Grant


Second Vicksburg Campaign

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