The Civil War occurred over 223 weeks with the first actions in Mississippi occurring in week 7. The surrender at Appomattox occurred in week 211.
We have identified 786 battles which occurred in Mississippi. The control of the Mississippi River was crucial and the assault on Vicksburg lasted over a year, before it finally surrendered on July 5, 1863, but the war in Mississippi involved much more than Vicksburg. Mississippi was overrun by Union troops and the state was decimated. One hundred and fifty years later Mississippi still struggles to reach the economic status of other stated.