19 May 2016

Confederate Victory at Vicksburg

19 May 1863  

On this date in 1863...

Federal General Ulysses Grant attempted unsuccessfully to storm the Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Other Years:

  • 1795 - Johns Hopkins, founder of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, was born at Anne Arundel, Maryland.
  • 1865 - The C.S.S. Stonewall lowered its Confederate banner while anchored off Cuba.
  • 1988 - Carlos Lehder Rivas, of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel, was convicted in a Florida court of smuggling more than 3 tons of cocaine into the U.S.

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