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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 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


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


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