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150 years since battle of Wilderness

May 5, 2014
By Alma L. Southmayd

It is July 4, 1863. As the dust settles on the deserted battlefield of Gettysburg and a somber Independence Day is celebrated across the Union, another important battle out west comes to its conclusion. The long siege of Vicksburg reaches its end with the surrender of the city to the forces of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.

 
 
 

 

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