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Vicksburg: The Campaign That Opened the Mississippi / Edition 1
     

Vicksburg: The Campaign That Opened the Mississippi / Edition 1

by Michael B. Ballard
 

ISBN-10: 0807871281

ISBN-13: 9780807871287

Pub. Date: 03/01/2010

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

Michael Ballard provides a concise yet thorough study of the 1863 battle that cut off a crucial river port and rail depot for the South and split the Confederate nation, providing a turning point in the Civil War. The Union victory at Vicksburg was hailed with as much celebration in the North as the Gettysburg victory and Ballard makes a convincing case that it was

Overview

Michael Ballard provides a concise yet thorough study of the 1863 battle that cut off a crucial river port and rail depot for the South and split the Confederate nation, providing a turning point in the Civil War. The Union victory at Vicksburg was hailed with as much celebration in the North as the Gettysburg victory and Ballard makes a convincing case that it was equally important to the ultimate resolution of the conflict.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807871287
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Series:
Civil War America Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
586,713
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Content

List of Maps
Preface
1. A Town, a River, and War
2. Summer Stalemate
3. Counterstrokes and Controversies
4. Race to Vicksburg
5. Bloody Bayou and the Wild Goose
6. Disputes, Diversions, Failures
7. Turning Point
8. Port Gibson
9. Raymond and Jackson
10. Champion Hill and the Big Black
11. Assaulting Vicksburg
12. Siege Operations
13. Surrender and Second Jackson
14. Aftermath and Legacies
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Sections of illustrations

Maps

The General Area of the Vicksburg Campaign
Farragut's Passing of the Batteries and the Arkansas Attacks
The Battle of Chickasaw Bayou
The Battle of Arkansas Post
The Yazoo Pass Campaign and Porter's Steele's Bayou Campaign
Grant's Inland Campaign
The Battle of Port Gibson
The Battle of Raymond
The Battle of Jackson
The Battle of Champion Hill
The Battle of the Big Black
The Vicksburg Assault

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