Oh the death, the blood, the stench, everything. It's living hell
Nurse please help!
Hold still dear, I'm bandaging your wounds.
It hurts, it hurts so bad!
THE VICKSBURG DAILY CITIZEN May 25th 1863 Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s Army of the Tennessee start his assault on the city.Hundreds of Confederate and Union soldiers dead, many more injuries. Vicksburg citizens are starting to feel the shock of war as many have fled, been injured or killed by gunfire or artillery. Shelling of the city has had an affect on city, it is no longer safe to move about in the city. Many buildings are destroyed and many more damaged.
No father please, we can't move we have everything here!
This war is slowly encroaching on us, we must move to be safe from this terrible battle.
I agree, I wish we didn't have to move. I heard many are moving to caves in the hillside, maybe we should try there.
Vicksburg was living hell, 10,142 Union solders dead, 9,091 Confederates killed
Newspaper article from Vicksburg
Many rich families living in Vicks were forced to move because of the war, many dug caves in the hillside to avoid the bombardment.
I accept your surrender Lt.Gen. John Pemberton. Today this terrible battle ends.
I surrender my troops and myself in Vicksburg to the Union army General Grant.
The Union bombardment on Vicksburg took a devastating toll on the citizens of Vicksburg, such as starvation and death
Brutal fighting went on for 6 weeks, the Union troops under General Grant had trapped the Confederates in Vicksburg. Serve starvation was setting was a big thing during this time. Lt. Gen. John Pemberton had no choice but to surrender.
July 4, 1863 is the official date of the end of Battle of Vicksburg.