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MISSISSIPPI: A THREAD THROUGH TIME

The Siege of Vicksburg

  • Aired: 07/02/2017
  • 01:00
  • Rating: NR
President Abraham Lincoln knew that to conquer the South, the Union had to control the Mississippi River. He called the port city of Vicksburg “the key” to this strategy, saying “The war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket.”
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