Vicksburg The Campaign That Opened the Mississippi

by Michael B. Ballard

Part of the Civil War America Series

Vicksburg The Campaign That Opened the Mississippi Synopsis

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.

Vicksburg The Campaign That Opened the Mississippi Press Reviews

Ballard is one of the few historians who can truly claim mastery of the complexities that make the Vicksburg campaign so daunting a study. - Civil War Book Review

Book Information

ISBN: 9780807871287
Publication date: 15th February 2010
Author: Michael B. Ballard
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 512 pages
Categories: American Civil War,

About Michael B. Ballard

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.

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