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6h 53min, jul 4, 1863 y - The Seige of Vicksburg, Mississippi July1, 1863

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Summary:
Because of the Union naval blockade of southern ports, confederate cotton had to be shipped across the Mississippi River, through Louisiana and Texas and out of Mexico to sell to European markets. A Confederate stronghold on the mississippi fell to the Union

Outcome:
Union Victory, casulties 19,233 total

Significance:
Spilt the Confederate in half and cut off cotton sales to foreign markets. Tide of war turned of the North. Britain decided not to support the South

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6h 53min, jul 4, 1863 y
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~ 155 years ago
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