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The Vicksburg campaign

Author: David G Martin
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, ©1990.
Series: Great military campaigns of the Civil War.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Both sides recognized the Mississippi River's importance to the war effort. A key point was the port town of Vicksburg upon which the Union launched naval and land assaults, but the Confederates proved a tough nut to crack. In executing one of the greatest campaigns in all military history Grant proved his strategic brilliance.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David G Martin
ISBN: 0831791276 9780831791278
OCLC Number: 22534976
Notes: On jacket: The Vicksburg campaign, April 1862 - July 1863.
Series statement from jacket.
Description: 184 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: First threats --
The fall of New Orleans --
The threats become real --
The saga of the Arkansas --
Grant takes command --
Grant the relentless --
Grant's final drive --
Vicksburg : the first assaults --
The siege --
The mine --
The surrender.
Series Title: Great military campaigns of the Civil War.
Responsibility: David G. Martin.

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Both sides recognized the Mississippi River's importance to the war effort. A key point was the port town of Vicksburg upon which the Union launched naval and land assaults, but the Confederates proved a tough nut to crack. In executing one of the greatest campaigns in all military history Grant proved his strategic brilliance.

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