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The Vicksburg Assaults: May 19-22, 1863

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This anthology is an in-depth examination of General Ulysses S. Grant's unsuccessful assaults against Confederate defensive lines around the city of Vicksburg, Mississippi, on May 19 and May 22, 1863. After a series of victories through the state earlier that spring, Grant's Army of the Tennessee had reached the critical point in its campaign to capture the city on the hill. Taking Vicksburg would allow the Union to control the Mississippi River and would divide the Confederacy in half. Confederate morale was low, and the ...

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The Vicksburg Assaults: May 19-22, 1863
2019, Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale

ISBN-13: 9780809337194

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