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

Author: Edwin C Bearss; Parker Hills
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: It's a poignant irony in American history that on Independence Day, 1863, not one but two pivotal Civil War battles ended in Union victory, marked the high tide of Confederate military fortune, and ultimately doomed the South's effort at secession. But on July 4, 1863, after six months of siege, Ulysses Grant's Union army finally took Vicksburg and the Confederate west. On the very same day, Robert E. Lee  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin C Bearss; Parker Hills
ISBN: 9781426205101 1426205104
OCLC Number: 436030174
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 399 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword: American icon --
Introduction: Trinity and tide --
1: Richmond and the river --
2: Series of experiments --
3: War has responsibilities --
4: What will the country say? --
5: To the railroad east of Vicksburg --
6: Concentration of troops --
7: On the offense --
8: Commit no blunder --
9: Devil's to pay --
10: Best three hours' fighting --
11: Give them the cold steel --
Epilogue --
Reflections --
Acknowledgments --
About the Blue and Gray Education Society --
Index.
Responsibility: Edwin C. Bearss with J. Parker Hills.

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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.  Read more...

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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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