The leader for the union frorces was general ulyssess grant. Grant led the army of tennessee and had over 35,000 men under his command.The leader of the confederats was general john pemberton who commanded the souths army of the mississippi.He had only 18,000 soldiers under his command.
We still gotta try and destroy him.
The date of the battle began on may 18,1863 and lasted over a month until july 4,1863.It was at the city of vicksburg wich was in the mississippi river.
Union army led by general grant,had won a number of battels against the confederates pushing back twordes vicksburg.They also captured the city of jackson,the capital of mississippi.Grant approached the city slowly,forcing the confederates to retreat before him.While approaching the city,he captured the local railroad and secured his on supply lines while isolating he city of vicksburg.
The city of vicksburg is located on the mississippi river.It was the last major port on the river held by the south. If the north could take vicksburg the confederacy would be cut off from supply lines to the west.Also,rebel states such as texas,louisiana,and arkansas would be isolated from the rest of the south.