Vicksburg Campaign Quiz

Think you know a thing or two about the 1863 Vicksburg Campaign? Take our quiz and find out.

Question - Not Required - In 1863, the city of Vicksburg sat on a bluff above what famous American river?

Question - Not Required - Name the top Union and Confederate commanders of the 1863 Vicksburg Campaign?

Question - Not Required - Abraham Lincoln claimed that "Vicksburg is the key. The war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket." What made Vicksburg so important?

Question - Not Required - Union attempts to take Vicksburg in late 1862 and early 1863 met with little success. Ulysses S. Grant was forced to suspend an 1862 offensive when his key supply base at Holly Springs, Mississippi was captured in a raid led by this Confederate general:

Question - Not Required - On April 16, 1863 Admiral David Porter, in support of Grant's new offensive against Vicksburg, would successfully maneuver his gunboats and empty troop transports past the bristling defenses of Vicksburg. What key observation led to the Federal navy's success in slipping past Vicksburg?

Question - Not Required - After his successful landing at Bruinsburg, Mississippi on April 29-30, 1863, Grant's forces would move inland. Before laying siege to Vicksburg, Grant would engage Confederate forces in a number of important preliminary battles. Which of these was NOT one of those battles:

Question - Not Required - Despite securing a victory at the Battle of Raymond (May 12, 1863), the surprisingly strong Confederate attack upon his flank forced Grant to first attack a Confederate army in his rear at Jackson before moving on Vicksburg. Who was the commander of this Confederate relief army located at Jackson?

Question - Not Required - Many consider the Union victory at the Battle of Champion Hill (May 16, 1863) to be the decisive battle of Grant's 1863 Vicksburg Campaign. Which of the following was NOT a significant outcome of this battle:

Question - Not Required - After several bloody and ineffectual attacks against the entrenched Confederate defenders around Vicksburg, Grant settled into a siege of the city. Looking for a way through the defenses, Grant's forces detonated an explosive-filled mine underneath the 3rd Louisiana Redan position on June 23, 1863. What effect did this mine explosion and Union attack have on the Confederates?

Question - Not Required - General Pemberton, sensing that the time had come to surrender the city of Vicksburg, rode out to meet Grant and to seek terms. What surrender terms did Pemberton ultimately accept from Grant?

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