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Unformatted text preview: Rat infested warehouses – bars and bodie houses Location was more valuable Grant needed Vicksburg He could attack from the east or come from the south The only way to take Vicksburg was to control the Mississippi river, north and south He tried to build canals to by pass Vicksburg- failed. He decided the run the gauntlet and attack from the east Confederates had more soldiers in Mississippi than the union. The father grant moves away from the river the father he moves from his supply lines. Grant created two diversions – Sherman north of Vicksburg and Col. Benjamin Wilson destroying rail lines and supply depo -50 miles of rail lines Grant cuts himself off from the supply lines- his army lives off the land, foraging Grant moves to Jackson and captures it Confederate generals decide to hold Vicksburg Vicksburg defense were the strongest in the entire civil war. Grant cannot directly attack – grant sieges Vicksburg....
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