The Vicksburg Campaign and Siege

Earl J. Hess

in The Civil War in the West

Published by University of North Carolina Press

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780807835425
Published online September 2014 | e-ISBN: 9781469601892
The Vicksburg Campaign and Siege

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After returning to the scene of operations at Young's Point on January 29, Grant felt that the real work of the campaign and siege of Vicksburg now began. His campaign relied on the support of the navy gunboats and the large fleet of civilian craft contracted to carry troops and supplies. The Federals literally could not have survived without these resources. This chapter describes the Vicksburg campaign and siege in detail, including the problems Grant faced in supporting a large army and finding ways to approach and capture Vicksburg.

Keywords: Young's Point; Grant; Vicksburg; navy gunboats; Vicksburg campaign

Chapter.  9801 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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