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Vicksburg Victory Map, July 8, 1863

Located on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, Vicksburg, Miss., was a city of strategic importance. Vicksburg fell about six weeks after Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Union Army surrounded the city, blocking supply routes. News of the surrender traveled by telegraph to Washington, D.C., then on to Philadelphia. A map of Vicksburg dominates The Philadelphia Inquirer's report on the victory days earlier.

  • Type
  • Source
    The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Date
    July 1863
  • Section
    Front page
  • Copyright
    Public domain

The map of Vicksburg is created through woodcut showing a detailed account of the Union Army's offensive lines.

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