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“The Siege of Vicksburg, the Guns of Memphis, and the Healing Power of Sassafras Tea” – as written in the Civil War letters of John Mathews
The Union triumph at The Siege of Vicksburg on July 4, 1863 is widely considered to be a significant turning point in the Civil War. The ultimate capture of that highly strategic town, located on a bluff above the Mississippi River, … Continue reading