U. S. Army War College Guide to the Vicksburg Campaign

U. S. Army War College Guide to the Vicksburg Campaign

by Leonard Fullenkamp
     
 

ISBN-10: 0700609237

ISBN-13: 2900700609238

Pub. Date: 12/28/1998

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

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"These guides are the most thorough, detailed, and accurate books of their kind. Indeed, they are unique. I have used them to lead guided tours of several battlefields, with great success."—James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom: The Era of the Civil War

"I most highly recommend this important and valuable series of guidebooks."—Herman Hattaway, coauthor of How the North Won the Civil War and Why the South Lost the Civil War

"These guides bridge the gap between sound military history and battlefield touring literature. They can be enjoyed without ever leaving the easy chair or they can become indispensable companions on tramps over the scenes of the greatest engagements of the Civil War."—William C. Davis, author of Jefferson Davis: The Man and His Hour and former editor of Civil War Times Illustrated

Author Biography: Col. Leonard Fullenkamp teaches in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the U.S. Army War College.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900700609238
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Series:
U.S. Army War College Guides to Civil Wars Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
496

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Illustrations

Preface

How to Use This Book

Introduction

Part I: The Vicksburg Campaign

The Strategic Situation

1. Fortress Vicksburg

2. Grant Takes Command

3. "A Perfect Concert of Action"

4. Operations West of the River

5. Operations along Yazoo Pass and Fort Pemberton

6. Running the Batteries

7. Grierson's Raid

8. Operations below Vicksburg

9. Battle of Port Gibson

10. Evolution of Operational Plan

11. Grant's Indirect Approach

12. The Battle of Champion Hill

13. Generals at Odds

14. The Siege

15. The Fall of Vicksburg

Part II: Driving Tour of the Vicksburg Campaign

Phase 1: Winter 1862-63 Operations

-Stop 1, Chickasaw Bayou

-Stop 2, Grant's Canal

Phase 2: Isolating Vicksburg

-Stop 1, Running the Batteries/Deception Operations

Operational Sites:

-Stop 1, Steele's Bayou, Black Bayou, Deer Creek

-Stop 2, Deer Creek

-Stop 3, Fort Pemberton

Phase 3: The Union Army Crosses into Mississippi

-Stop 1, Grand Gulf

-Stop 2, Bruinsburg/Point Lookout

-Stop 3, Shaifer House

-Stop 4, Magnolia Church

-Stop 5, Battle of Raymond

-Stop 6, Champion Hill

-Stop 7, The South Wing of the Champion Hill Battle

-Stop 8, Engagement at the Big Black River Bridge

Part III: Driving Tour of the Vicksburg Siege Lines

-Stop 1, The Confederate Defenses—The Great Redoubt

-Stop 2, Secon Texas Lunette

-Stop 3, Railroad Redoubt

-Stop 4A, Fort Garrott

-Stop 4B, Hovey's Approach

-Stop 5, Grant's Problems with McClernand

-Stop 6, Artillery in Union Siege Operations

-Stop 7, Third Louisiana Redan

-Stop 8A, Attack on the Stockade Redan

-Stop 8B, Defense of the Stockade Redan

-Stop 9, General Grant in Command

-Stop 10, Sherman's Corps in the Siege

-Stop 11A, Naval Operations during the Siege

-Stop 11B, Naval Operations (continued): The USS Cairo

-Stop 12, Confederate Defenses on the Mississippi River

-Stop 13, The Confederate Surrender

Optional Site, South Fort

Appendix: Order of Battle, United States Army and Confederate States Army, May 18-July 4, 1863

Bibliography

Index

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