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Battle of Champion Hill

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Battle of Champion Hill: Civil War Generals Summary

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Focused on Mississippi: The Battle of Champion Hill

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The Civil War: Battle of Champion Hill

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Battle of Champion hill

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The Battle at Champion Hill, original

The Battle of Champion Hill, fought May 16, 1863, was the pivotal battle in the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War (1861-1865). Union Army commander Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and the Army of the Tennessee pursued the retreating Confederate States Army, under Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton and defeated his army twenty miles to the east of Vicksburg, Mississippi, leading inevitably to the Siege of Vicksburg and surrender. The battle is also known as Baker's Creek.
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  • Background 

  • Battle 

  • Aftermath 

  • Battlefield preservation