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Vicksburg, 1863

Author: Winston Groom
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
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While Gettysburg is better known, Vicksburg was the more important battle from a strategic point of view according to the author, Winston Groom. Here he details the struggle by the Union to gain control of the Mississippi River valley and to divide the Confederacy in two. We see Grant's determination, the feistiness of William Tecumseh Sherman , and the pride and intransigence of Confederate leaders from Jefferson  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Winston Groom
ISBN: 9780307264251 0307264254
OCLC Number: 236339246
Description: x, 482 p., [14] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: War moves south. And so the ball was opened --
It was there that war found him --
U. S. "Unconditional Surrender" Grant --
I will do the best I can --
Anaconda squeezes --
Mississippians don't know, and refuse to learn, how to surrender --
Sometimes now we can get the papers --
Vicissitudes. Grant begins to stir --
Until it pleases God to take me--
--
I reached Vicksburg, landed, assaulted, and failed --
If you can't smile, grin! --
When we can do no better we will blow them up --
I fear Grant won't do --
So thick a snake couldn't wriggle through it --
Corpse factory. Enemy will soon be upon us. --
Shut up as in a trap --
Corpse factory --
Martha says rats are hanging in the market for sale with the mule meat --
Father of waters again goes unvexed to the sea --
They'd all be dead anyhow.
Responsibility: Winston Groom.

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While Gettysburg is better known, Vicksburg was the more important battle from a strategic point of view according to the author, Winston Groom. Here he details the struggle by the Union to gain control of the Mississippi River valley and to divide the Confederacy in two. We see Grant's determination, the feistiness of William Tecumseh Sherman , and the pride and intransigence of Confederate leaders from Jefferson Davis and General Joseph E. Johnston to General John C. Pemberton, the Rebel who commanded at Vicksburg and took the blame for losing.

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