Mississippi: A Thread Through Time

The Siege of Vicksburg

Special | 1m | Video has closed captioning.

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.”

Aired: 07/02/17

Rating: NR

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Mississippi: A Thread Through Time is a local public television program presented by MPB.