The city of Vicksburg, Mississippi, was highly desired by both the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War because it was situated on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, which was a vital route for transportation of commercial goods. One Union officer said, ''The opening of the Mississippi River will be to us of more advantage than the capture of forty Richmonds.''
This book is a colorful, intriguing journey through the history of the Vicksburg Campaign. How was the siege carried out? Why did the Union explosion of a mine under the Confederate defenses end up being a failure? What was life like during the siege for both soldiers and civilians? What can be seen at the Vicksburg battlefield today? Find out the answers to these questions and plenty of other information in this helpful handbook.
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