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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