"Gibralter of the Mighty Mississippi" Presentation at Northfield Historical Society


The Northfield Historical Society invites the public to hear Civil War student Jim Stark discuss the Vicksburg Campaign, the fourth in a series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil on Thursday, August 8th, at 6 p.m.

The Vicksburg Campaign was a battle for the “Gibraltar of the mighty Mississippi”. Vicksburg was a heavily fortified city that controlled commerce on the Mississippi. Grant used a series of military diversions to confuse the enemy and conceal his true intentions. Grant took great risks, cut off his own supply lines and fought more battles in the shortest period of time to encircle the enemy at Vicksburg. On July 4th 1863 the beleaguered city fell to General Grant and led to Grant’s later promotions and command of all Union forces.

The program will be held at the Northfield Historical Society, 408 Division Street in Downtown Northfield and is free and open to the public. For more information: http://www.northfieldhistory.org/2013/07/the-vicksburg-campaign/#sthash.alibj8Ug.dpuf