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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 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


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


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