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The Resource Vicksburg : the bloody siege that turned the tide of the Civil War, Samuel W. Mitcham Jr

Vicksburg : the bloody siege that turned the tide of the Civil War, Samuel W. Mitcham Jr

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Vicksburg : the bloody siege that turned the tide of the Civil War
Title
Vicksburg
Title remainder
the bloody siege that turned the tide of the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Samuel W. Mitcham Jr
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Vicksburg is a dramatic account of the Confederate Army's attempts to capture the fortress of Vicksburg from October 1862 to July 1863, with a particular emphasis on the generalship of John C. Pemberton, the commander of the Confederate Army of Mississippi. On July 4, 1863, Confederate Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton surrendered Vicksburg and the Army of Mississippi to Ulysses S. Grant. Pemberton was immediately denounced as a poor general, whose incompetence and indecision cost the South control of the impregnable fortress. Some Southern newspapers were especially harsh, pointing out that Pemberton was a Northerner (he was born in Philadelphia) and suggesting that treachery was behind the fall of the Confederate Gibraltar. He was thoroughly lambasted as being a bungling fool, a poor leader and a hopeless general. Historians have generally followed suit. Forgotten in all of this is the fact that Grant attempted to take or bypass Vicksburg nine times. In five of these attempts, he was fought to a standstill and sometimes convincingly defeated by none other than John C. Pemberton, who was outnumbered 2 to 1 and sometimes more. This is the incredible story of the Fall of Vicksburg." --Publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mitcham, Samuel W
Dewey number
973.7/344
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E475.27
LC item number
.M78 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Siege of Vicksburg (Mississippi : 1863)
  • Vicksburg (Miss.)
  • Vicksburg (Miss.)
  • United States
  • Military campaigns
  • Mississippi
  • United States
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Vicksburg : the bloody siege that turned the tide of the Civil War, Samuel W. Mitcham Jr
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1032290074
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 402 pages
Isbn
9781621576396
Lccn
2018018342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1032290074
Label
Vicksburg : the bloody siege that turned the tide of the Civil War, Samuel W. Mitcham Jr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1032290074
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 402 pages
Isbn
9781621576396
Lccn
2018018342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1032290074

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