Monday, July 03, 2006

4th of July Trivia info

During the Civil War the city of Vicksburg, Ms. was a vital port for the south. By May of 1863 all of the Mississippi River was controlled by the Union, except for Vicksburg. On the 18th of May the Union forces under the leadership of Ulysses S. Grant set a siege around the port town. Finally on July 4th Vicksburg General Joseph E. Johnson surrendered Vicksburg to Grant.

The trivia part of the post is, Vicksburg did not celebrate the 4th of July for 81 years until 1944! Hey Vicksburg, hold a grudge much?

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