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19th Century Merchant Marine


Maritime Activities in American History


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After a year of Union naval attacks and three month siege, the Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg, Mississippi, falls. With surrender of Port Hudson, Louisiana, five days later, the Mississippi River comes under Union control.