Published June 30, 2005
by Avalon Lane Publishing .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||184|
Of course the battle of Gettysburg is the pinnacle of the war to many but few know much about the other book end that marks the turning point of the war. This book will do a good job of opening the window on what happened at Vicksburg on that July 4th of What a superb combined land/naval effort went on in the West/5(26). The astonishing story of the longest and most decisive military campaign of the Civil War in Vicksburg, Mississippi, which opened the Mississippi River, split the Confederacy, freed tens of thousands of slaves, and made Ulysses S. Grant the most important general of the war/5. Nearly a year passed before Adm. David Farragut’s fleet captured New Orleans, but Vicksburg, on a high bluff, refused to surrender despite several naval bombardments. Mostly, the author recounts Ulysses Grant’s drive south, an operation that made him a national hero. Eminently readable and scrupulously researched, Michael B. Ballard's Vicksburg: The Campaign That Opened the Mississippi is not only the best account available of that pivotal event, but also one of the finest Civil War campaign studies ever by: 7.
Reading Vicksburg is like spending a couple of evenings alone with Groom as he tells you a story dear to his heart. It is intimate, quirky, utterly fascinating and, ultimately, deeply personal/5(). A vivid, well-crafted history of the final campaign for Vicksburg. Grooms book is more of an overview, and he includes all of the relevant context regarding the war, the political situation, and even finance. Groom argues that Vicksburg was the most significant battle of the war but never returns to this argument in his text/5. © Lorelei Books • Washington St., Vicksburg, MS • • [email protected] • Site by Front Porch Fodder[email protected] • Site by. Vicksburg is the fifth volume in a series of historical novels spanning the Civil War featuring the Brannon family of Culpeper County, Virginia. The focus turns to the west and the Southern stronghold of Vicksburg, Mississippi, where Cory Brannon is working to keep the town supplied by wagon train and railroad from Texas.4/5.
Vicksburg, Mississippi, was the last stronghold of the Confederacy on the Mississippi River. It prevented the Union from using the river for shipping between the Union-controlled Midwest and New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico. The Union navy tried to take Vicksburg, which sat on a high bluff overlooking the river, but couldn’t do it/5(7). Grant planned to use the Mississippi Central to take his army to Jackson before pivoting to his right and heading west toward Vicksburg, pinning it to the Mississippi River. This book covers the full extent of Grant’s efforts, ending with the fall of Vicksburg on July 4, The taking of Vicksburg, Miss., on July 4, , by Ulysses S. Grant’s Army of the Tennessee, was a smaller campaign, if measured by the number of troops involved and the number of . Denny's Books & Antiques - Vicksburg, Michigan - Rated 5 based on 2 Reviews "Had a good time today at Denny's Books & Antiques. I bought some good 5/5(2).