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Vicksburg and the war

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Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865., Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Siege, 1863., Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources., United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sou

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Statementby Gordon A. Cotton and Jeff T. Giambrone.
GenreSources.
ContributionsGiambrone, Jeff T.
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LC ClassificationsF349.V6 C68 2004
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Pagination160 p. :
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Open LibraryOL3678593M
ISBN 101589801717
LC Control Number2003019500

Books like Vicksburg are exactly what Thomas Hardy had in mind when he wrote that ‘war makes rattling good history.’” -- John Steele Gordon, The Wall Street Journal “A quarter of a million slaves lived in the lower Mississippi Valley when the Civil War broke out/5().

‎It was one of the bloodiest sieges of the war—a siege that drove men, women, and children to seek shelter in caves underground; where shortages of food drove people to eat mules, rats, even pets; where the fighting between armies was almost as nothing to the privations suffered by civilians who were.

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.

Winner of the Austin Civil War Round Table’s Daniel M. & Marilyn W. Laney Book Prize “A superb account” (The Wall Street Journal) 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 /5(8).

"Storming Vicksburg tells the story of the most decisive struggle of the Civil War in vast detail and a splendid sweep of analysis."--Steven E.

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Woodworth, author of The Great Struggle: America's Civil War "Earl Hess is one of the finest analysts of Civil War operations now at work. Add to Your Civil War Book List A great book for history and Civil War fans. It is very capably written and performed. The book gives listeners a solid defense of the strategic importance of the Vicksburg campaign in the outcome of the war.

Educational and fun. Vicksburg was a fortress city, known as the 'Gibraltar of the Confederacy', whose capture was seen as the key to victory in the war. This book explores the fortifications of the river valley, focusing on Vicksburg and its defences which boasted a network of forts, rifle pits and cannon embrasures surrounding the city, a well as examining the.

I'm very surprised to not see Warren E. Grabau's book, Ninety-Eight Days: A Geographers View of the Vicksburg Campaign not mentioned yet.

I've read two books on Vicksburg: Vicksburg by Donald L. Miller and Grabau's book. They're both good, but I preferred Ninety-Eight Days.

Ninety-Eight Days is super great because a) it has a LOT of maps, 68 to be exact. There's at least maps for each. In his 10th book, Vicksburg: Grant’s Campaign That Broke the Confederacy, Donald L. Miller incorporates small details such as the first use of synchronized watches in a battle into a sweeping tale of social revolution and the challenges Maj.

Gen. Ulysses Grant overcame in his year-long slog to take Vicksburg. When Miller consulted on the Author: Nancy Tappan. The Park Stores have an extensive collection of books covering all aspects of the siege of Vicksburg, including troop tactics, the overall campaign for Vicksburg, biographies on leaders, the civilians of Vicksburg, African Americans, and the era of Reconstruction following the Civil War.

Many books are signed by the authors, and others have. As implied by the book’s subtitle, Miller argues that “Vicksburg was that rare thing in military history: a decisive battle, one with war-turning strategic consequences” ().

While Miller’s assessment of Grant’s abilities is ultimately positive, it is measured—and all the more convincing for its moderation and nuance.

Civil War Times Book Review: Vicksburg, the Turning Point of the War Confederate General John C. Pemberton surrenders to Union Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Vicksburg, Mississippi, on July 4, (Classic Image/Alamy Stock Photo)Author: Nancy Tappan. Jefferson Davis remarked after the fall of Vicksburg “The clouds are truly dark over us,” and I believe this is a most apt description of the impact the fall of Vicksburg had on the war.

Through the photographs that follow I will try to transport the viewer to that “Spirit land of Shadows” and walk the streets of wartime Vicksburg. About Vicksburg, In this thrilling narrative history of the Civil War’s most strategically important campaign, Winston Groom describes the bloody two-year grind that started when Ulysses S.

Grant began taking a series of Confederate strongholds inclimaxing with the siege of Vicksburg two years later. Books like Vicksburg are exactly what Thomas Hardy had in mind when he wrote that ‘war makes rattling good history.’” – John Steele Gordon, The Wall Street Journal “Carefully researched and written with sizzling and persuasive prose, Miller has found the way to write both military and emancipation history in one profound ed on: Octo   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 Reviews:   The Siege of Vicksburg ( July 4, ) was a decisive Union victory during the American Civil War () that divided the confederacy and cemented the.

Samuel W. Mitchum Jr. is a former professor at the University of Louisiana at Monroe who has taught at West is the author of more than forty books, including Bust Hell Wide Open: The Life of Nathan Bedford Forrest, Vicksburg: The Bloody Siege that Turned the Tide of the Civil War, and Desert Fox: The Storied Military Career of Erwin Rommel.4/5(31).

Edwin C. Bearss is a world-renowned military historian, author, and tour guide known for his work on the American Civil War and World War II. Ed, a former WWII Marine wounded in the Pacific Theater, served as Chief Historian of the National Park Service from to and is the author of dozens of books.

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Books like Vicksburg are exactly what Thomas Hardy had in mind when he wrote that ‘war makes rattling good history.’ The Wall Street Journal - John Steele Gordon Grant has had his biographers over the years, but in Miller he has finally found a writer who captures him in his completeness as a man and a military leader, overcoming heavy odds Brand: Simon & Schuster Audio.

"Protected by high bluffs and cannons, the city of Vicksburg guarded the all-important Mississippi River for the Confederacy. Major General Ulysses S.

Grant was determined to take the city, which meant he had to invent new ways to fight a war."Using more than fifty quotations from men, women, and children on both sides; forty historical etchings and photos; and five maps, Mary Ann Fraser takes /5(2).

An extremely detailed and useful synthesis on the strategic, military and social aspects of the Vicksburg campaign in a single well-bound volume."--Journal of Military History "An extremely useful summary of the campaign that succeeds in setting it in the wider context of the war itself.

Groom's book should help serve to refocus attention to the major and hard fought Union victory of July 4, at Vicksburg from the still headline battle of the same time, Gettysburg.

While the few bloody days at Gettysburg remain the subject of enormous public attention, Vicksburg is the campaign (and Grant the general) that determined the.

Looking for books by Edwin C. Bearss. See all books authored by Edwin C. Bearss, including Fields of Honor: Pivotal Battles of the Civil War, and Receding Tide: Vicksburg and Gettysburg: The Campaigns That Changed the Civil War, and more on   A View of the Vicksburg Campaign: Siege of Vicksburg: 0: Snyder's Bluff and the Mechanicsburg Corridor - Vicksburg campaign off the Beaten Path: The Traveler's Companion - Visit Historic Sites: Book Review Vicksburg: Grant's Campaign that Broke the Confederacy by Donald L.

Miller: Reviews of Civil War Books. Vicksburg will become a Civil War standard." — Jonathan R. Allen "This is a magnificent book, certainly one of the very best ever written about the Civil War. It has breadth and depth, and it is written in a way that makes the reader truly understand not only the battle and siege of Vicksburg, not only the Civil War, but war.

Librarian's tip: "Struggle for Vicksburg: The Battles and Siege That Decided the Civil War" begins on p. 1 Read preview Overview The American Iliad: The Epic Story of the Civil War as Narrated by Eyewitnesses and Contemporaries By Otto Eisenschiml; Ralph Newman Bobbs-Merrill, Book News: Storming Vicksburg The ink on Timothy Smith's The Union Assaults at Vicksburg: Grant Attacks Pemberton, May 17–22, has barely dried and we already have news of another upcoming release covering the very same topic, Earl Hess's Storming Vicksburg: Grant, Pemberton, and the Battles of May(October ).

Vicksburg: Grant's Campaign That Broke the Confederacy - Ebook written by Donald L. Miller. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Vicksburg: Grant's Campaign That.

Vicksburg: The Bloody Siege that Turned the Tide of the Civil War by Samuel W. Mitcham. Regnery History, Cloth, IBSN: $ Samuel Mitcham’s recounting of events along the Mississippi River takes the focus away from Ulysses S.

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Grant and shifts it toward John C. Pemberton and Vicksburg’s Confederate defenders. Winner of the Austin Civil War Round Table’s Daniel M. & Marilyn W. Laney Book Prize “A superb account” (The Wall Street Journal) 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 Released on: Octo Timothy B.

Smith’s latest book describes the actions around Vicksburg in the context of the Vicksburg Campaign. The narrative focuses on the Federal assault of the principal Confederate works and fortifications on Mayby the Union Army of Tennessee commanded by Maj.

Gen.Vicksburg The Deepest Wound provides a thorough exploration of this pivotal Civil War campaign that pays special attention to the role played by Trans-Mississippi troops, especially Texans, and evaluates the many consequences of the campaign for Confederate states west of the Mississippi River.

The book covers the Vicksburg campaign from its beginnings in November to its final.