By Time-Life Books
Time-Life Civil battle sequence 2 of 27
This quantity appears to be like 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 normal Ulysses S. supply, who had made a reputation for himself over the former 12 months, introduced numerous makes an attempt to circumvent Vicksburg on the way to hyperlink up with basic 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 iciness quarters. provide could get a hold of a technique which might let him to outmanuever the Confederates, position Vicksburg lower than seige and trap it, marking the start of the top 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, images of artifacts, modern images 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 great publication!
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