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Port Gibson

Battle Name : Port Gibson

Date(s) : 01 May 1863

Part of : American Civil War , Western Theatre, 1863 , Vicksburg Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for American Union Forces over American Confederate Forces

Type of battle : Land


Grant, displaying his ability to move his troops around at speed confused Pemberton into sending small amounts of Confederate reinforcements around the Vicksburg area, thus scattering his command while Grant mopped them up. 23,000 Union troops brushed asside a force of 6,000 Confederates holding Port Gibson to give Grant a secure point for his advance on Vicksburg itself.