Sherman's Mississippi Campaign

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The rehearsal for the March to the Sea. 

   
With the fall of Vicksburg to Union forces in mid-1863, the Federals began work to extend and consolidate their hold on the lower Mississippi Valley. As a part of this plan, Major General William Tecumseh Sherman set out from Vicksburg on February 3, 1864, with an army of some 25,000 infantry and a battalion of cavalry. They expected to be joined by ...

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Overview

The rehearsal for the March to the Sea. 

   
With the fall of Vicksburg to Union forces in mid-1863, the Federals began work to extend and consolidate their hold on the lower Mississippi Valley. As a part of this plan, Major General William Tecumseh Sherman set out from Vicksburg on February 3, 1864, with an army of some 25,000 infantry and a battalion of cavalry. They expected to be joined by another Union force moving south from Memphis and supported themselves off the land as they traveled due east across Mississippi.
 
Sherman entered Meridian on February 14 and thoroughly destroyed its railroad facilities, munitions plants, and cotton stores, before returning to Vicksburg. Though not a particularly effective campaign in terms of enemy soldiers captured or killed, it offers a rich opportunity to observe how this large-scale raid presaged Sherman’s Atlanta and Carolina campaigns, revealing the transformation of Sherman’s strategic thinking.
 

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“This book fills a gap in Sherman's military life that has heretofore been overlooked by his biographers as well as students of strategy and tactics. The Mississippi Campaign dramatically affected Sherman's evolution of policy; Foster explains how Sherman came to formulate the strategy that he used so successfully in the Confederate Southeast.”—Anne J. Bailey, author of The Chessboard of War: Sherman and Hood int he Autumn Campaigns of 1864

“This book is the first modern analytical study of the Mississippi Campaign. It should appeal to readers interested in the Western Theater of the American Civil War, the generalship of William Tecumseh Sherman, and the evolution of what many historians term 'total war' by Union armies.”—Arthur W. Bergeron Jr., author of Confederate Mobile

“Those who look to the Georgia campaign as Sherman's coming-out party (to be followed by the Carolinas campaign) would do well to consider the working assumption of this book: Sherman's strategic thinking had been evolving toward a more destructive brand of warfare since early 1862, to be tested first in the Mississippi campaign.”—Daniel E. Sutherland, author of Seasons of War: The Ordeal of a Confederate Community, 1861-1865

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817315191
  • Publisher: University of Alabama Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2006
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Buck T. Foster is an independent scholar living in southern Mississippi.

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