Home

Union Flag Carrier U. S. CIVIL WAR
PHOTOGRAPHS
Confederate Flag Carrier


VICKSBURG
(PAGE 2 OF 10)










Vicksburg Area Map Vicksburg Area Map
1863 Vicksburg Area Maps
(Showing the location of the photographs presented in this section.)

  Approximate unit locations are shown on the left map (in red) . The map on the right shows other significant locations (in blue) with the red marks for the unit locations.




UNION ASSAULTS


First Assault, May 19, 1863.

After making a quick reconnaissance of the defenses, Gen. Grant ordered an assault on Vicksburg. It was made by Sherman's corps astride the Graveyard Road northeast of the city. Early in the morning, Union artillery began bombarding the Confederates with solid shot and shell.


Stockade Redan
Stockade Redan

At approximately 2:00 p.m., Sherman's troops (General Francis P. Blair, Jr.'s Division) attacked Stockade Redan, a Confederate fort which guarded the Graveyard Road, and were repulsed with losses numbering about 1,000.


Inside Stockade 
   Redan
Inside Stockade Redan



Second Assault, May 22, 1863.

After a more thorough reconnaissance Gen. Grant ordered another assault. Early on the morning of May 22, Union artillery again opened fire against the city's defenses. At 10:00 a.m. Union infantry attacked along a three-mile front. Sherman, again, attacked down the Graveyard Road but this time McPherson attacked along Jackson Road and McClernand attacked along the Southern Railroad of Mississippi. All three corps made progress against the Confederate's fortifications, with McClernand's men briefly penetrating the Railroad Redoubt and Sherman troops temporarily planting a flag on the exterior slope of Stockade Redan. However, at each of the assault locations the Federals were again driven back with a total loss of more than 3,000 men.




Texas Monument
Texas Monument
(At the Railroad Redoubt).


NPS Texas Sign
The Texas Monument is being renovated.



 
PAGE THREE



Home > Civil War Photos > Western Map > Vicksburg > Page 2 > 3 > 4 > 5 > 6 > 7 > 8 > 9 > 10











 

19th Century Photographs Notes

USA Civil War Site contains 1,428 Photos, 506 Pages, 113 Maps, 30 Prints.
Photo Info    What's New    FAQ   Civil War Definitions    Site Search    Privacy Statement    Contact Us

Except for the items provided with permission to the author of this Site, this complete Site is Copyright Copyright; 2000 - 2017. All Rights are Reserved. No portion of this site, including this index page and any of the separate pages, may be copied, retransmitted, reposted, duplicated or otherwise used without the express written permission of USA Civil War.com.