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Vicksburg's strategic location on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River not only gave it an imposing view of the river but also control of the East-West Railroad – two key arteries for the Confederacy.  That's why President Lincoln declared that “Vicksburg is the key.  The war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket.”

Vicksburg's strategic location on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River not only gave it an imposing view of the river but also control of the East-West Railroad – two key arteries for the Confederacy. That's why President Lincoln declared that “Vicksburg is the key. The war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket.”