The Vicksburg Campaign

Harry S. Laver

in A General Who Will Fight

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780813136776
Published online May 2013 | | DOI:
The Vicksburg Campaign

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This chapter recounts the Vicksburg Campaign and Grant's maturing leadership ability. Eschewing frontal attacks, Grant maneuvered his army across the Mississippi countryside, winning four battles before capturing the Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg. He demonstrated a relentless determination to keep pressing the Confederates while displaying a sophisticated understanding of the operational level of war.

Keywords: Vicksburg, Mississippi; Jackson, Mississippi; Battle of Champion Hill; William Tecumseh Sherman; Siege of Vicksburg

Chapter.  10186 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Military History

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