Web Author's Notes:
General Ulysses S. Grant had been trying to take the Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg, Mississippi, since December of 1862. Finally, after the disastrous Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, months of miserable camping in rain soaked and river flooded bottom lands, a brilliant encirclement campaign through the interior of Mississippi in April and May, two failed attempts at direct assault on the city and nearly seven weeks of siege, the beleaguered Confederates under General Joseph Pemberton surrendered the city to General Grant and the Union.
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|Descriptions, Articles and Various Accounts|
|Description #1 - Surrender of Vicksburg - Harper's Weekly
||Interesting article from Harper's Weekly newspaper, August 1, 1863, describing various actions in Vicksburg on the day of its surrender, written by Theodore Davis who was present at the time.
|Description #2 - Surrender of Vicksburg - Grant
||Description of the surrender written by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in his personal memoirs.
|Description #3 - Surrender Announcement - New York Times
||Newspaper announcement of the surrender in New York Times, July 7, 1863
|Map #1 - Battlefield Map
||Modern day map showing the location of the site where Gen. Grant and Gen. Pemberton met to discuss surrender terms on July 3, 1863.
|Photographs, Sketches and Images|
|Images #1 and #2 - Surrender of Vicksburg
||Sketch of Confederate soldiers in the act of surrendering and of Vicksburg, as it looked from the riverfront - by Theodore Davis, Harper's Weekly, August 1, 1863
|Images #3 - Surrender of Vicksburg - Porter at the Levee
||Sketch of Vicksburg levee where Union Admiral Porter's fleet is in the progress of landing - by Theodore Davis, Harper's Weekly, August 1, 1863
|Images #4 - Surrender of Vicksburg - Grant and Pemberton
||Sketch of Union General Grant and Confederate General Pemberton meeting to discuss terms of the surrender of Vicksburg - by Theodore Davis, Harper's Weekly, August 1, 1863
||Images of the Union and Confederate officers commanding the forces during the siege and surrender of Vicksburg