Vicksburg; The Battle That Won the Civil War

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"Protected by high bluffs and cannons, the city of Vicksburg guarded the all-important Mississippi River for the Confederacy. Major General Ulysses S. Grant was determined to take the city, which meant he had to invent new ways to fight a war."

Using more than fifty quotations from men, women, and children on both sides; forty historical etchings and photos; and five maps, Mary Ann Fraser takes readers into the heart of the battle that decided ...

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Overview

"Protected by high bluffs and cannons, the city of Vicksburg guarded the all-important Mississippi River for the Confederacy. Major General Ulysses S. Grant was determined to take the city, which meant he had to invent new ways to fight a war."

Using more than fifty quotations from men, women, and children on both sides; forty historical etchings and photos; and five maps, Mary Ann Fraser takes readers into the heart of the battle that decided the Civil War.

This heavily illustrated, action-packed history is both an easy introduction to the War Between the States and a satisfying read for young Civil War buffs.

Describes the events preceding and during the key Civil War battle of Vicksburg, its significance, and its aftermath.

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Gr 5-8-A superb introduction to the siege of and battles for Vicksburg. The action and planning are carefully presented in clear, easy-to-understand terms. Fraser not only recounts details of the campaign, but also does an excellent job of introducing readers to the people behind the events. Grant is seen as a master of strategy, but also as a loving husband and father; Lincoln is quite human in his doubts about both the campaign and its commander. Readers see the people of Vicksburg, trapped between the battle lines and forced to live in hollowed-out caves. The black-and-white photographs and reproductions are well chosen, and the maps are easily understood. There are also good notes on the sources cited, and a thorough glossary. The book's small size and attractive format are appealing. Civil War buffs will gain new insights into this key campaign, and those unfamiliar with the subject will gain a clear understanding of it.-Elizabeth M. Reardon, McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805061062
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Lexile: 1020L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.34 (w) x 7.78 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

May Ann Fraser has illustrated more than forty books for children, and is the author-illustrator of a growing list of popular middle-grade books that focus on U.S. history. Her In Search of the Grand Canyon was voted a Best Book of the Year by School Library Journal and Ten Mile Day was an American Bookseller Pick, of the Lists. A graduate of Exter College of Art Design, she lives with her husband and three children in Simi Valley, California.

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