Vicksburg: The Bloody Siege that Turned the Tide of the Civil War

Vicksburg: The Bloody Siege that Turned the Tide of the Civil War

by Samuel W. Mitcham


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621576396
Publisher: Regnery History
Publication date: 06/04/2018
Pages: 380
Sales rank: 126,506
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr. was a professor of history at Henderson State University, Georgia Southern University, and the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and a visiting professor at West Point. He is the author of Bust Hell Wide Open, a biography of Civil War General Nathan Bedford Forrest, as well as more than twenty books on World War II, including Hitlers Commanders: Officers of the Wehrmacht, the Luftwaffe, the Kriegsmarine, and the Waffen-SS (2012) and Triumphant Fox: Erwin Rommel and the Rise of the Afrika Korps (2009). A U.S. Army combat veteran and helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War, he lives in his native state of Louisiana.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

1 Vicksburg: The First Siege 1

2 John C. Pemberton 17

3 Northern Mississippi, 1862 33

4 Chickasaw Bluffs 53

5 The Canal, the Lake, and the River 75

6 The Yazoo Pass Expedition 87

7 The Steele's Bayou Expedition 99

8 To Grand Gulf 111

9 Port Gibson 137

10 Raymond 151

11 First Battle of Jackson 163

12 Champion Hill 175

13 The Big Black River 195

14 Into Vicksburg 203

15 The Assaults 219

16 Siege 243

17 The Surrender 293

18 Port Hudson 311

19 Aftermath 323

20 Conclusions 333

21 A Historical Footnote 339

Epilogue: What Happened to Them? 345

Notes 357

Bibliography 377

Order of Battle, Army of Mississippi at Vicksburg 389

Index 393

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