Island: Struggle for the Mississippi Valley

Island: Struggle for the Mississippi Valley

by Larry J. Daniel, Lynn N. Bock
     
 

Confederate Major General John P. McCown was sent to plug the breach by fortifying Island No. 10, a one-mile-long island positioned in a bend in the Mississippi River that straddled the boundaries of Tennessee, Missouri, and Kentucky. Pope's army had to be held in check long enough for the main Confederate force, under generals Albert Sidney Johnston and P. G. T.

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Confederate Major General John P. McCown was sent to plug the breach by fortifying Island No. 10, a one-mile-long island positioned in a bend in the Mississippi River that straddled the boundaries of Tennessee, Missouri, and Kentucky. Pope's army had to be held in check long enough for the main Confederate force, under generals Albert Sidney Johnston and P. G. T. Beauregard, to concentrate and launch a counterattack against Grant's advancing army.

 

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"A major new study that highlights one of the opening campaigns for control of the Mississippi Valley, and indispensable for understanding Union army-navy operations in the West."
—B. Franklin Cooling, Historian, U.S. Department of Energy

"The scholarship is sound and thorough. This book will be useful to historians of the Civil War who wish to draw on it for an authoritative account of this campaign, and Civil War buffs will want it in their libraries."
—James M. McPherson, Princeton University

Booknews
Highlights the struggle for control of the Mississippi River during the Civil War, and the first extensive siege of the war at Island No. 10. Contains b&w illustrations, maps, and appendices of statistics on Confederate and Union forces. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817308162
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Edition description:
1
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
354,847
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.70(d)

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