A Vicious Siege on Vicksburg

Marching through Mississippi, Ulysses S. Grant focused his efforts on the city of Vicksburg. Surrounding and firing upon the city for weeks on end, he forced its citizens to the brink of starvation. (3:42)

Latest Videos

Preview thumbnail for video'Why King Harold's Rapid Coronation Sparked Outrage
Why King Harold's Rapid Coronation Sparked Outrage (2:21)
Preview thumbnail for video'How the Rajneesh Cult Overran This Oregon Town
How the Rajneesh Cult Overran This Oregon Town (1:28)
Preview thumbnail for video'How African Female Ex-Slaves Became Agooji Warriors
How African Female Ex-Slaves Became Agooji Warriors (2:35)
Preview thumbnail for video'By the Numbers: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
By the Numbers: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1:11)
Preview thumbnail for video'Gladiators Didn't Die As Often As You Think
Gladiators Didn't Die As Often As You Think (1:22)
Preview thumbnail for video'This African Warrior Ceremony Was Highly Intimidating
This African Warrior Ceremony Was Highly Intimidating (3:17)
Preview thumbnail for video'This Female Gladiator Captive Had to Fight for Her Life
This Female Gladiator Captive Had to Fight for Her Life (2:39)
Preview thumbnail for video'The Significance Behind Ancient Scythian Tattoos
The Significance Behind Ancient Scythian Tattoos (1:38)
Preview thumbnail for video'Malcolm X's Explosive Comments About Elijah Muhammed
Malcolm X's Explosive Comments About Elijah Muhammed (1:43)