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The Civil War in Mississippi : major campaigns and battles

Author: Michael B Ballard
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi for the Mississippi Historical Society and the Mississippi Dept. of Archives and History, ©2011.
Series: Heritage of Mississippi series, v. 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The purpose of this book is to introduce readers to the stories of [Mississippi] campaigns and battles, the focus being on the struggles that had an important impact on the Civil War in Mississippi. My intent is to demonstrate how these conflicts grew out of strategic planning by both Union and Confederate War departments, planning that included the entirety of the Western theater of war ... My methodology has been  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael B Ballard
ISBN: 9781604738421 1604738421 9781604738438 160473843X
OCLC Number: 642001531
Description: xiv, 300 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Corinth : the siege that was not --
Vicksburg : first attack --
Iuka : the clash and the quiet --
Corinth : another Van Dorn debacle --
Vicksburg : more Union failures --
Vicksburg : final battles and siege --
Meridian campaign : an evolution and a portent --
Brice's Crossroads : Confederates win and lose --
Tupelo (Harrisburg) : Forrest versus Lee --
More raids : Smith and Grierson.
Series Title: Heritage of Mississippi series, v. 5.
Responsibility: Michael B. Ballard.

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From the first Union attack on Vicksburg in the spring of 1862 through Benjamin Grierson's last raid through Mississippi in late 1864 and early 1865, this book traces the campaigns, fighting, and  Read more...

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