153 years ago today...
On July 4th 1863, General Grant formally accepted Pemberton's surrender at Vicksburg. It was a defining moment of the war, although a more complex event than celebratory newspaper headlines of the time suggested (Grant paroled all 30,000 rebel defenders under the errant assumption most would never fight again). If you haven't yet downloaded our free Vicksburg campaign, today would be a fitting day to do so!
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