War on the Mississippi : Grant's Vicksburg Campaign

By Time-Life Books

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This quantity seems to be on the 1862-1863 Mississippi crusade, an operation designed to take the fortress-city of Vicksburg, the lynchpin among the majority of the Confederacy and its a ways jap states. Union basic Ulysses S. provide, who had made a reputation for himself over the former 12 months, introduced numerous makes an attempt to avoid Vicksburg so as to hyperlink up with common Butler's forces, which have been relocating upriver from New Orleans. None of those labored, yet they served to maintain the Federal troops engaged in operations instead of inactive in wintry weather quarters. supply could get a hold of a method which might let him to outmanuever the Confederates, position Vicksburg lower than seige and seize it, marking the start of the tip for the CSA. Discusses the Battles of Chickasaw Bluffs, Champion's Hill, Raymond, Port Gibson, Grand Gulf and massive Black, in addition to Grierson's Raid.

Richly illustrated with maps, pictures of artifacts, modern photographs and paintings. contains sidebars at the Pearl River POW "camp," a photograph essay of prewar Vicksburg, a chain of antebellum work of the Mississippi River, A Gallery of Western Cavalrymen, Port Hudson and the Union's Homespun Hero. a very good e-book!

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