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May 19, 1863: First Assault on the Blockade Redan

Thomas Kilby Smith *************************** Pursuing the retreating Confederates into Vicksburg, Grant was determined to assault the works immediately, rather than give them time to rest and regroup. He ordered all the available troops from his three corps to attack. With … Continue reading

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