Vicksburg 1863: Grant clears the Mississippi by Alan HankinsonVicksburg 1863: Grant clears the Mississippi by Alan Hankinson

Vicksburg 1863: Grant clears the Mississippi

byAlan Hankinson

Paperback | September 30, 1993

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The 1863 Vicksburg campaign was to prove decisive to the outcome of the American Civil War (1861-1865). Known as the 'Gibraltar of the West', Vicksburg was the last Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi River. In a masterly campaign Grant used riverboats and steamers to land his army south of the city. He then defeated the armies of Generals 'Joe' Johnston and John C. Pemberton. Pemberton allowed his force to become bottled up in Vicksburg and after an epic 47-day siege he was forced to surrender the remnants of his force to Grant on 4 July 1863, one day after Lee's defeat at Gettysburg.
Alan Hankinson has completed two volumes for Osprey on the American Civil War. Highly respected in his field, Alan's authoritative text clearly displays his passion for, and knowledge of the subject.
Title:Vicksburg 1863: Grant clears the MississippiFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.59 × 7.26 × 0.23 inPublished:September 30, 1993Publisher:Bloomsbury USA

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ISBN - 10:1855323532

ISBN - 13:9781855323537

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Table of Contents

Introduction/The Opposing Commanders/The Opposing Armies/The Strategic Situation, Autumn 1862/Grant's Winter Problems/The March Begins/Living Off the Land/The Battle of Champion Hill/The Siege of Vicksburg/The Consequences/The Battlefield Today/Chronology/A Guide to Further Reading/ Wargaming Vicksburg