The Battle of Vicksburg was vital to the North’s command and ultimate success in the the Civil War. Could this map have been used during the siege?
As commander of several batteries during the pivotal 1863, our contributor's great-grandfather certainly was at Vicksburg. But was his map? And could this document be a missing piece of history—the kind that archivists and historians dream of?
History Detectives goes from Mississippi to Washington, D.C. to dig up fascinating details and evidence on this key Civil War battle.
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