This is a pivotal Union victory. Michael Ballard provides a concise yet thorough study of the 1863 battle that cut off a crucial river port and rail depot for the South and split the Confederate nation, providing a turning point in the Civil War. The Union victory at Vicksburg was hailed with as much celebration in the North as the Gettysburg victory and Ballard makes a convincing case that it was equally important to the ultimate resolution of the conflict.
|Publication date:||15th February 2010|
|Author:||Michael B. Ballard|
|Publisher:||The University of North Carolina Press|
|Categories:||American Civil War,|
Michael B. Ballard is university archivist and coordinator of the congressional and political research center at Mississippi State University. He is the author of five previous books, including Pemberton: A Biography and A Long Shadow: Jefferson Davis and the Final Days of the Confederacy.More About Michael B. Ballard