Vicksburg, Mississippi was one of the most important strongholds in the Confederacy, as it guarded the mighty Mississippi, which flows through the center of the south. In this episode, trace with us the many attempts of Ulysses S. Grant to capture the “Gibraltar of the Confederacy.” Join us to talk with Ed Bearss, National Park Service Historian Emeritus and an expert on the Vicksburg campaign.
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