Monday, July 4, 2011
"The father of waters again goes unvexed to the sea"
The river passed beneath the bluffs of Vicksburg and the protection of the Confederate guns. It was the final objective to cutting the Confederacy in two. With the news of the Army of the Potomac's victory over Lee's Army of Northern Virginia on July 3rd at Gettysburg it turned the normal Independence Day celebrations even more joyous and sad at the same time for the people of the North.