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The Civil War on the Mississippi: Union Sailors, Gunboat Captains, and the Campaign to Control the River

Barbara Brooks Tomblin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813167039
eISBN:
9780813167817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167039.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Following the fall of Fort Sumter, the Lincoln administration adopted General Winfield Scott’s strategy to win the war. Dubbed the Anaconda Plan, it called for a Union blockade of the southern coast ... More


A General Who Will Fight: The Leadership of Ulysses S. Grant

Harry S. Laver

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136776
eISBN:
9780813141282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136776.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Prior to his service in the Civil War, nothing about Ulysses S. Grant indicated that he would be an extraordinary leader. His performance as a cadet at West Point was mediocre and he finished in the ... More


The Civil War in Mississippi: Major Campaigns and Battles

Michael B. Ballard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738421
eISBN:
9781604738438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738421.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

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 ... More


A Fatal Relationship: Davis and Johnston at War

Gabor S. Boritt

in Jefferson Davis's Generals

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139211
eISBN:
9780199848799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139211.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses several disaster reports where the battle in Gettysburg was lost and that most of the high-ranking commanders were either killed or badly wounded. It talks about the message ... More


The Vicksburg Campaign

Harry S. Laver

in A General Who Will Fight: The Leadership of Ulysses S. Grant

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136776
eISBN:
9780813141282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136776.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter recounts the Vicksburg Campaign and Grant's maturing leadership ability. Eschewing frontal attacks, Grant maneuvered his army across the Mississippi countryside, winning four battles ... More


The Vicksburg Campaign and Siege

Earl J. Hess

in The Civil War in the West: Victory and Defeat from the Appalachians to the Mississippi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807835425
eISBN:
9781469601892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869840_hess.11
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

After returning to the scene of operations at Young's Point on January 29, Grant felt that the real work of the campaign and siege of Vicksburg now began. His campaign relied on the support of the ... More


Warming by the Devil’s Fire <i>(2003)</i>

James Naremore

in Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520285521
eISBN:
9780520960954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285521.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Warming by the Devil’s Fire is one in a series of films on blues music produced for television by Martin Scorsese. Burnett’s episode is by far the best of the series, in part because it shows the ... More


Mississippi in the Civil War: The Home Front

Timothy B. Smith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734294
eISBN:
9781621035411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734294.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book examines Mississippi’s Civil War defeat by both outside and inside forces. The invading Union army dismantled the state’s political system, infrastructure, economy, and fighting capability. ... More


“… Entire Master of His Profession”

Paul Hardin Kapp, Todd Sanders, and William Seale

in The Architecture of William Nichols: Building the Antebellum South in North Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461381
eISBN:
9781626740754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461381.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In this chapter the author recounts Nichols’s last years. From 1846 until 1848, Nichols moved to northwestern Mississippi and completed his last large-scale project: the planning and building of the ... More


On to Vicksburg!

Barbara Brooks Tomblin

in The Civil War on the Mississippi: Union Sailors, Gunboat Captains, and the Campaign to Control the River

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813167039
eISBN:
9780813167817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167039.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

After securing New Orleans, Farragut’s squadron steamed up the Mississippi River, securing Baton Rouge and Natchez. Under pressure from the Navy Department to open the river, Farragut declined to go ... More


Final Push to Victory

Barbara Brooks Tomblin

in The Civil War on the Mississippi: Union Sailors, Gunboat Captains, and the Campaign to Control the River

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813167039
eISBN:
9780813167817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167039.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Grant’s siege of Vicksburg continued, supported by Porter’s mortars, gunboats, and naval guns sent ashore. General Alfred Ellet’s men and the Raine were ordered to defend Goodrich’s Landing from a ... More


. Union Soldiers React to Slaves, Slavery, Freedmen, and Colored U.S. Troops During the Vicksburg Campaign

Michael B. Ballard

in Of Times and Race: Essays Inspired by John F. Marszalek

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036392
eISBN:
9781621030522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036392.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how Mississippi slaves and white Union soldiers interacted during the Vicksburg campaign. It looks at how white federal troops, particularly those under Ulysses S. Grant, ... More


Is It Well or Ill with Us?

Stephen D. Engle

in Gathering to Save a Nation: Lincoln and the Union's War Governors

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629339
eISBN:
9781469629353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629339.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the spring elections and the political enemies at home attempting to discourage northerners about continuing a war the Union appeared to be losing. It describes the Vicksburg ... More


Cannot You Do Something to Operate Against Them on Your Side of the River!: Milliken’s Bend and the Campaign for Vicksburg, Spring 1863

Thomas W. Cutrer

in Theater of a Separate War: The Civil War West of the Mississippi River, 1861-1865

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631561
eISBN:
9781469631585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631561.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

With Maj. Gen. U. S. Grant’s campaign against Vicksburg presenting an increasing threat to that vital river fortress, Confederate authorities in Richmond called for Confederate forces in the ... More


Courage and Desperation Rarely Equaled: The Rebel Assault on Helena, 4 July 1863

Thomas W. Cutrer

in Theater of a Separate War: The Civil War West of the Mississippi River, 1861-1865

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631561
eISBN:
9781469631585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631561.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In an attempt to relieve the mounting pressure on Vicksburg, the Confederate high command launched an assault on the Federal defences at Helena, Arkansas, a port city on the Mississippi River. Poor ... More


The Gulf

Earl J. Hess

in The Civil War in the West: Victory and Defeat from the Appalachians to the Mississippi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807835425
eISBN:
9781469601892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869840_hess.8
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Engineer officer John G. Barnard proposed a plan to capture New Orleans with land troops and naval support, then proceed northward to take Natchez, Vicksburg, and Memphis. He envisioned occupying the ... More


Occupation and Port Hudson

Earl J. Hess

in The Civil War in the West: Victory and Defeat from the Appalachians to the Mississippi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807835425
eISBN:
9781469601892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869840_hess.12
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the Jackson campaign, the first time in the war that the Federals destroyed and left a city they occupied rather than garrison it permanently. It also discusses the occupation ... More


Behind the Lines

Earl J. Hess

in The Civil War in the West: Victory and Defeat from the Appalachians to the Mississippi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807835425
eISBN:
9781469601892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869840_hess.16
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

During the winter months of 1864, William Tecumseh Sherman sought to improve the Union position in Mississippi by tearing up the network of railroads centering on Meridian. This would disrupt ... More


The Inner Civil War: Birth of the Free State of Jones

Victoria E. Bynum

in "The Free State of Jones, Movie Edition": Mississippi's Longest Civil War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627052
eISBN:
9781469628011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627052.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter begins with an overview of the Civil War from the perspective of Southerner Unionists and then examines the growth of anti-Confederate sentiment in Jones County. Drawing from legends, ... More


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