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By Michael B. Ballard
In the Civil battle Mississippi skilled a chronic and devastating invasion, and accomplice and Union armies fought fiercely at Corinth, Holly Springs, Iuka, Port Gibson, Vicksburg, and lots of different websites during the kingdom.
With either travelers and Civil struggle buffs in brain, archivist Michael Ballard has written Civil warfare Mississippi: A Guide, the 1st finished insurance of the conflict within the kingdom. Containing easy-to-follow maps and a wealth of old fabric, the publication discusses the campaigns, the present-day battlefields, the battles, and the warriors and generals who fought.
The battle used to be advanced in Mississippi, for it concerned sieges, trench war, naval bombardments, and fabulous cavalry engagements. probably the most storied names of the war-- Ulysses S. furnish, William T. Sherman, Nathan Bedford Forrest, and John Pemberton-- skilled their so much positive and harrowing moments on Mississippi battlegrounds.
Ballard captures all of the destruction, drama, and bravado of Mississippi's conflict. He examines the foremost campaigns, emphasizing why engagements happened, how the battles ended, and the way the struggle in Mississippi affected the continued fight national. Maps comprise present highways and Ballard has further present-day photographs and suggestions approximately traveling the websites.
Both the amateur and the Civil warfare specialist will savor this journey of the state's struggle legacy. Michael Ballard is collage Archivist and Coordinator of the Congressional assortment for distinctive Collections of the Mississippi country collage Libraries. writer of diverse works at the struggle, he has released A lengthy Shadow: Jefferson Davis and the ultimate Days of the Confederacy, and Pemberton: A Biography with the college Press of Mississippi. either have been background ebook membership selections.
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Farragut continued to battle logistical complications, as well as the problem of guerrillas firing upon the Union fleet from the eastern banks of the Mississippi. Fire from the vicinity of Grand Gulf, Mississippi, provoked General Williams to burn the town, but the local citizenry convinced him that the guerrillas were not residents. Ironically, Grand Gulf would later be fortified by Confederate troops, and batteries emplaced there would be a major source of harassment for the Federal boats. On May 26, Farragut's guns opened up on Vicksburg for two hours.
Bowen had remained in the army's rear at the Tuscumbia to challenge Rosecrans's pursuit. Bowen's strong stand at the river drove back the Union forces, and Rosecrans gave up the chase. " Van Dorn might not have been so generous had he known that a short time later Bowen would file charges against his commanding general for the manner in which the Corinth campaign had been carried out. As in most such Civil War cases, a court of inquiry cleared Van Dorn. The bloody Corinth campaign ended with considerable casualties on both sides.
Van Dorn's Folly: The Battle of Corinth 22 Part II Vicksburg 35 3. Gunboats: The First Attack on Vicksburg 39 4. Grant's Failures: Vicksburg, October 1862April 1863 45 5. Grant Triumphant: Vicksburg, Final Campaign and Siege 55 Part III Meridian, Brice's Cross Roads, and Tupelo 75 6. Securing a Victory: The Meridian Campaign 77 7. The Wizard's Magic: The Battle of Brice's Cross Roads 89 8. Turning the Tables: The Battle of Tupelo 99 Conclusion: The Legacy of the War in Mississippi 110 Touring the War 115 Major Campaigns and Battles 121 Other Engagements 123 Civil War Cemeteries 127 Other Places to Visit 130 Index 133 Page 9 PREFACE Civil War battles in Mississippi played a major role in determining who won the war in the western theater.