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.
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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 ContentsFATHER OF WATERS.
Battles on the River.
The Hazardous Enterprise.
THE SHOT-TORN GROUND.
The Battle of Port Gibson.
Blitzkrieg Through Mississippi.
To the Crossroads.
The Hill of Death.
"A Perilous and Ludicrous Charge." Assault.
Come Quickly!" "A Hard Stroke for the Confederacy." Troops Present for the Vicksburg Campaign: May 1, 1863.