The United States Civil War, fought between 1861 and 1865, featured many major and minor engagements, and military actions. Among the most significant were the First Battle of Bull Run, the Battle of Shiloh, the Battle of Antietam, the Battle of Gettysburg, and the Vicksburg Campaign.
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Geography, Human Geography, Social Studies, U.S. History
Union Gen. Grant's defeat of Confederate Gen. Pemberton at the battle at Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1963, gave the Union control of the Mississippi River. Portrayed here is Union Adm. Porter running the heavily defended Confederate blockade.
Painting courtesy of the Niday Picture Library
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June 2, 2022
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