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It consisted of prolonged bombardment by Union naval vessels and sputtered out when the ships withdrew. At the same time, Maj. Grant was moving overland to invest the town from the rear. His advance ended when Brig. Earl Van Dorn captured his supply base at Holly Springs.
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Grierson left Tennessee on a cavalry raid through Mississippi that ended May 2 when he reached Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In the largest amphibious operation ever conducted by an American force prior to World War II, Grant and Porter transferred 24, men and 60 guns from the west bank to the east.
They landed unopposed at Bruinsburg, Mississippi, and began marching toward Port Gibson and Grand Gulf, towns north along the river. Four divisions clashed with a Confederate brigade along Bayou Pierre near Port Gibson on May 1, costing each side between and men, but the two river towns were captured without further significant fighting.
Vicksburg was under the command of Lt. Pemberton, a West Point-trained engineer and native Pennsylvanian with a Southern wife, who had chosen to fight for the Confederacy.
Hours of confused fighting ended when the Southerners, under Brig. The following evening, Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston arrived in Jackson.
Lee taking over the defense of Richmond and initiating the Seven Days Battle. Johnston was now commanding the Department of the West and had been ordered to Mississippi to counter the growing threat.
He looked at the inadequate defenses and ordered the troops, now about 6, in number, to evacuate. Pemberton left 9, men to garrison Vicksburg and marched with 17, to find that supply line. Overwhelming numbers carried the day, and Pemberton withdrew.
One of his divisions, that of Maj. Federal troops of Brig. The 20,—25, he had marched out of Vicksburg with had been reduced by approximately 5, Including the garrison he left behind to protect the town, his effective force was not much over 30, men.
Pemberton, the engineer, had developed a series of strong works around Vicksburg, and the Federals were repulsed by the defenders of Stockade Redan, suffering 1, casualties.
Three days later, coordinated assaults were made: Sherman along the Graveyard Road, Maj. The Siege of Vicksburg These losses and the strong Confederate defensive works convinced Grant to take the town by siege, cutting it off from all supply. He initiated a plan that is still studied today as a classic example of how to conduct siege warfare.
One group tunneled underneath the Third Louisiana Redan, named for its defenders, and on June 25 detonated barrels of black powder that blasted a hole in the works.
Union soldiers surged into the breach only to be met by a counterattack.With an estimated casualty count of nearly 2 million, the six-month siege of Stalingrad remains one of the bloodiest military clashes in modern history. Gen Nathaniel Lyon, the first Union General to die in the Civil War, was interred in Eastford, CT and became a National hero as the "Savior of Missouri".
While this battle was lost, his actions did keep Missouri in the Union. He is remembered at Wilson's Creek with a small monument. The first day of the Battle of the Somme was the worst day in the history of the British Army.
At am on July 1, , thousands of British soldiers began an attack against a German trench line.
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