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In his A Blaze of Glory, Jeff Shaar recounted the crucial Battle of Shiloh. In A Chain of Thunder, he recreates the even more decisive Battle of Vicksburg. When Union Major General Ulysses S. Grant and Army of Tennessee laid siege to Confederate forces in the Mississippi city in May 1863, he had already failed in two attacks and the morale of his troops was badly sinking. After a battle that lasted more than forty days, Vicksburg finally fell on July 4th, giving the Union control of the Mississippi. A turning-point of the War Between the States; a lynchpin volume in a landmark historical novel trilogy.