The Fourth Minnesota Entering Vicksburg
Francis Davis Millet
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The event depicted here occurred on July 4, 1863, when the Fourth Minnesota Regiment entered the Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg, Mississippi. The city had just surrendered, following a six-week siege. The honor of being one of the first units to march into the city was bestowed upon the regiment for the significant role it played in combat preceding the surrender. In the background is the Warren County Courthouse, which served as an artillery target during the siege. Col. John B. Sanborn, a St. Paul lawyer and brigade commander, is shown on horseback, leading his troops.