Grant Wins the War: Decision at Vicksburg

Grant Wins the War: Decision at Vicksburg

by James R. Arnold


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Grant Wins the War: Decision at Vicksburg by James R. Arnold

James Arnold argues that the Battle of Vicksburg was the decisive turning point in the Civil War. He shows how the Union victory there transformed the perception of General Ulysses S. Grant from that of a drunken incompetent whose position as army commander was on the line to that of the North's indispensable military man. Arnold also demonstrates that Grant's decision to disregard orders and proceed was the single most important command decision of the war.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471157274
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/01/1997
Pages: 387
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.58(h) x 1.28(d)

About the Author

JAMES R. ARNOLD is a military historian and the author of twelve books, including Presidents Under Fire and Napoleon Conquers Austria.

Table of Contents

Battles on the River.
Fates Intermingled.
Ebb Tide.
The Hazardous Enterprise.
The Battle of Port Gibson.
Blitzkrieg Through Mississippi.
To the Crossroads.
The Hill of Death.
"A Perilous and Ludicrous Charge." Assault.
"Come Joe!
Come Quickly!" "A Hard Stroke for the Confederacy." Troops Present for the Vicksburg Campaign: May 1, 1863.

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