Ulysses S. Grant and John C. Pemberton meeting illustration   Save
Ulysses S. Grant and John C. Pemberton meeting illustration
Description: Illustration of a meeting between Ulysses S. Grant and John C. Pemberton published in "Civil War in Pictures" by Fletcher Pratt. The victory at the siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi, which lasted from May 22, 1863 to July 4, 1863, gave the Union control of the Mississippi River in the American Civil War after Confederate General John C. Pemberton surrendered his army to Union General Ulysses S. Grant. Ulysses S. Grant was born Hiram Ulysses Grant in Point Pleasant, Ohio. During the U. S. Civil War, Grant was promoted to the rank of General and granted command of the Union army by President Abraham Lincoln. After the victory of the Union over the Confederacy, Grant's popularity led to his election as the 18th President of the United States in 1868. Caption reads: "The siege of Vicksburg. General Grant meeting Rebel General Pemberton at the stone house inside the Rebel works, on the morning of July 4." View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04616
Subjects: Grant, Ulysses S., 1822-1885; Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Ohio--History, Military; Presidents--United States; Generals--United States; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Ohio History--Military Ohio
Places: Vicksburg (Mississippi)