2015 - Vicksburg Natchez - 1000Places
One example of the challenge facing Grant's troops - On May 22, 1863, Union troops commanded by General John Thayer were ordered to storm this hill toward a Confederate earthen fort at the top. A few soldiers came with a few yards of the top, but ultimately the charge failed.  On May 30, the Union soldiers began digging trenches up the hillside, hoping to get enough men and explosives in position to overcome the fort.  But that operation was also unsuccessful.

One example of the challenge facing Grant's troops - On May 22, 1863, Union troops commanded by General John Thayer were ordered to storm this hill toward a Confederate earthen fort at the top. A few soldiers came with a few yards of the top, but ultimately the charge failed. On May 30, the Union soldiers began digging trenches up the hillside, hoping to get enough men and explosives in position to overcome the fort. But that operation was also unsuccessful.

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