Vicksburg, 1863 by Alan Hankinson
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Vicksburg, 1863
By Alan Hankinson

Vicksburg, 1863

Grant Clears the Mississippi

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Vicksburg, 1863 by Alan Hankinson

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The 1863 Vicksburg campaign was to prove decisive to the outcome of the American Civil War (1861-1865). Known as the 'Gibraltar of the West', Vicksburg was the last Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi River. In a masterly campaign Grant used riverboats and steamers to land his army south of the city. He then defeated the armies of Generals 'Joe' Johnston and John C. Pemberton. Pemberton allowed his force to become bottled up in Vicksburg and after an epic 47-day siege he was forced to surrender the remnants of his force to Grant on 4 July 1863, one day after Lee's defeat at Gettysburg.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781855323537
ISBN-10: 1855323532
Format: Paperback
(250mm x 185mm x 7mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 30-Sep-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alan Hankinson

Alan Hankinson has completed two volumes for Osprey on the American Civil War. Highly respected in his field, Alan's authoritative text clearly displays his passion for, and knowledge of the subject.

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