The Mississippi River Campaign, 1861-1863: The Struggle for Control of the Western Waters

The Mississippi River Campaign, 1861-1863: The Struggle for Control of the Western Waters

by Benton Rain Patterson
     
 

Telling the story of the Civil War's Mississippi River Campaign through the experiences of leading officers, ordinary soldiers, and civilians, this book explains how the river campaign came to be one of the key tenets of the Union's strategy and a fundamental contributor to the war's ultimate outcome. It describes the Union's drive down the Mississippi River from

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Telling the story of the Civil War's Mississippi River Campaign through the experiences of leading officers, ordinary soldiers, and civilians, this book explains how the river campaign came to be one of the key tenets of the Union's strategy and a fundamental contributor to the war's ultimate outcome. It describes the Union's drive down the Mississippi River from Cairo, Illinois, the drive up the river from the Gulf of Mexico, and the capturing of key cities and rebel fortifications along the way, including New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Memphis, Vicksburg, and finally, Port Hudson, Louisiana. The text is supplemented with 24 historical photographs from the Library of Congress and the National Archives.

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Choice
recommended
Civil War News
a thorough history
Blue & Gray Magazine
useful...this attention is long overdue

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786459001
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
08/09/2010
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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