May The Blessings Laid Upon this Nation at it's Founding
This day also marks the anniversary of the fall of Vicksburg. On July 4th, 1863, after a 47 day Union Army siege of the city, ravished by hunger and disease, the heavily fortified stronghold and the Mississippi River navigation it controlled were surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant, changing the course of the war. Independence day was not again observed in Vicksburg until 1907.
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