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    Champion Hill - May 16,1863

    It was the single largest battle of the Vicksburg Campaign but it has been overshadowed in time by the history and publicity of the Siege of Vicksburg. There were about 54,000 troops engaged and 6,300 casualties. The epicenter of the battle,Champion Hill,changed hands 3 times. 600+ acres of the battlefield are still privately owned by the Champion family. Private tours are available for a fee. Most of the Confederate dead were buried in mass burial trenches on the Champion property.

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    https://www.battlefields.org/learn/c.../champion-hill

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    https://www.nps.gov/abpp/battles/ms009.htm

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    yes. that was said. what was sadder is if port hudson had surrendered first, banks wouldve been given supreme generalship instead of grant. and then the unfair tarrifs imposed upon just the southern ports and not the northern ones couldve been given back to the ones it was stolen from.
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    I visited Champion Hill and took the private battlefield tour in February 2017. Before visiting there I read Champion Hill: Decisive Battle For Vicksburg by Timothy B. Smith who has written several books about major Civil War Western Theater battles. Everyone should read it before visting Champion Hill. You can't really understand the significance of the ground you're walking on without knowing what really happened there.

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    i believe in nam a main reason we lost was due to the locals harvesting everything the night before we showed up. our feeding the PAVN never helped the locals. had the conf scorch earthed opposite from ehere grant came out from the swamps, ( it was well known where he would re-emerge ), they couldve then had their rear cut to be an effective counter to invasion.

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