Vicksburg The Astonishing Story Of The Longest And Most Decisive Military Campaign Of The Civil War In Vicksburg, Mississippi, Which Opened The Mississippi River, Split The Confederacy, Freed Tens Of Thousands Of Slaves, And Made Ulysses S Grant The Most Important General Of The WarVicksburg, Mississippi, Was The Last Stronghold Of The Confederacy On The Mississippi River It Prevented The Union From Using The River For Shipping Between The Union Controlled Midwest And New Orleans And The Gulf Of Mexico The Union Navy Tried To Take Vicksburg, Which Sat On A High Bluff Overlooking The River, But Couldn T Do It General Grant Moved His Army South And Joined Forces With Admiral Porter, But Even Together They Could Not Come Up With A Successful Plan At One Point Grant Even Tried To Build A Canal So That The River Could Be Diverted Away From VicksburgIn Vicksburg, Donald L Miller Tells The Full Story Of This Year Long Campaign To Win The City He Brings To Life All The Drama, Characters, And Significance Of Vicksburg, A Historic Moment That Rivals Any War Story In History Grant S Efforts Repeatedly Failed Until He Found A Way To Lay Siege And Force The City To Capitulate In The Course Of The Campaign, Tens Of Thousands Of Slaves Fled To The Union Lines, Where Than Twenty Thousand Became Soldiers, While Others Seized The Plantations They Had Been Forced To Work On, Destroying The Economy Of A Large Part Of Mississippi And Creating A Social RevolutionUltimately, Vicksburg Was The Battle That Solidified Grant S Reputation As The Union S Most Capable General Today No General Would Ever Be Permitted To Fail As Often As Grant Did, But In The End He Succeeded In What He Himself Called The Most Important Battle Of The War, The One That All But Sealed The Fate Of The Confederacy

Dr Miller is the John Henry MacCracken Professor of History at Lafayette College and an expert on World War II, among other topics in American history Three of his eight books are on WWII D Days in the Pacific 2005 , the story of the American re conquest of the Pacific from Imperial Japan Masters of the Air America s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany 2006 and The Sto

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  • Hardcover
  • 688 pages
  • Vicksburg
  • Donald L. Miller
  • English
  • 24 March 2019
  • 9781451641370

10 thoughts on “Vicksburg

  1. says:

    SynopsisThis book written by Professor Emeritus Donald L Miller is already heralded as a potential best seller This does not surprise me because having read this rare gem I also hold that opinion Miller guides us through the evolution of strategies used by Grant, Porter, and Sherman Professor Miller s review of the history of the Campaign at Vicksburg was the singular pivotal event leading to the final minutes of the South at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Vicksburg was thought completely impregnable due in part to environment, geographic, natural and geological factors Grant together with both of his cohorts Porter and Sherman managed to solve a seemingly impossible puzzle in breaching the unreachable It wasn t without losses, however, and illness and disease took there toll.The retelling of the events leading to the conquest of Vicksburg is a compelling tale fixed in history, but now brought to life for a new audience It is well paced, easy to understand and contains a plethora of facts It is so well written that many people who usually don t enjoy these subject may mind they do enjoy Miller s style of writing.ConclusionI have no reluctance in highly recommending this book to you It is likely to be an award winning book in my opinion I received this as a reviewer for NeGalley but I will purchasing a copy because I like to support great writers Don t wait till it sells out, get your copy as soon as you can AcknowledgmentMy sincere thanks go to The Author, NetGalley, and the Publisher, Simon Schuster for affording me the opportunity to review of Vicksburg.

  2. says:

    This book covers the campaigns during the civil war that led to the seige of Vicksburg and its final defeat The book focuses on the Ulysses Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman primarily, but also addreses a number of others who played key roles in the seige It is the most comprehensive book on the battle that I have read and I learned a number of things that I did not know prior to this book.I recommend this book to anyone who is looking to gain a better understanding of Ulysses Grant and his thought process and leadership style It will also resonate with those with a keen interest in the civil war.I received a free Kindle copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, and my nonfiction book review blog I also posted it to my Facebook page.

  3. says:

    Thank you to Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book This book is a very good compliment to Grant s Memoirs General histories of the Civil War do not give much detail to the problems Grant had in the Vicksburg campaign One annoying aspect of this book is Miller s annoying use of casual refernces to the major players Calling General Sherman Tecumseh seems too familiar in this situation.

  4. says:

    I really only knew the broad basics of the Civil War until I met my husband He is a Civil War buff so while I have learned a lot since we ve been together, there is still much I don t know I found this book to be so interesting I knew absolutely nothing about Grant s youth or even his early years in the Army I had no clue that he actually had to resign from the Army before the Civil War due to his drinking I knew even less about Sherman so to find out he suffered bouts of severe depression was interesting The author gives us a well sourced detailing of the Vicksburg campaign and made the case for why it was the most important I didn t realize that the entire campaign lasted several months I highly recommend for anyone interested in the Civil War Thank you to Netgalley and Simon Schuster for the ARC All opinions expressed are my own.

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