V – The Battle of Vicksburg

The Battle of Vicksburge started in May 18 and ended in July 4, 1863. The location was in Warren County, Mississippi. As the Union forces approached Vicksburg, Pemberton could put only 18,500 troops in his lines. Grant had over twice that, with more coming.


W – Walt Whitman

An American poet who wrote the poem “O Captain, My Captain!” to help Americans mourn the death of President Lincoln.