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Receding tide : Vicksburg and Gettysburg : the battles that changed the Civil War

Author: Edwin C Bearss; Parker Hills
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A single day: July 4, 1863, brought to a conclusion two of the most infamous battles of the Civil War. This book tells the story of these two pivotal battles.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin C Bearss; Parker Hills
ISBN: 9781426205101 1426205104
OCLC Number: 795392281
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 399 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Trinity and tide --
Richmond and the river --
A series of experiments --
War has responsibilities --
What will the country say? --
To the railroad east of Vicksburg --
Concentration of troops --
On the offense --
Commit no blunder --
The devil's to pay --
The best three hours' fighting --
Give them the cold steel --
Epilogue --
About the Blue and Gray Education Society.
Responsibility: Edwin Cole Bearss with Parker Hills.

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"The wealth of detail, Bearss' astute judgments and the flowing narrative combine to make Receding Tide an excellent and highly recommended book."--Civil War News "Establishing a standard for Read more...

 
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