Why was the Battle of Vicksburg so important?

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The battle of Vicksburg was so important because it determined whether all U.S citizens would benefit from the Mississippi River. When President Abraham Lincoln's troops won the war all people could now benefit from the river which was formerly controlled by the Southern troops.
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Vicksburg was important to the enemy because it occupied the first high ground coming close to the river before Memphis. From there a railroad runs east, connecting with other roads
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The Battle of Vicksburg, fought in the spring of 1863, was the turning
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It opened up the Mississippi River for the Union. Lincoln wrote, after Grant's victory: "The Father of Waters again goes unvexed to the sea."
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The battle of Shiloh was important because it gave access to the Mississippi and allowed siege on Vicksburg. It was in April of 1862 in Tennessee.
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