Re: [civilwarwest] Vicksburg
- Mike -
The long version is "The Vicksburg Campaign" by Ed Bearss, a 3 volume work.
A shorter book, but just as good IMHO, is "Grant Wins the War: Decision at
Vicksburg" by James R. Arnold. And if you have a copy of Grant's "Memoirs",
the account there is not too bad, albeit one sided.
Hope this helps.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Yuhas" <myuhas@...>
Sent: Friday, January 05, 2001 8:22 AM
Subject: [civilwarwest] Vicksburg
> Please recommend the best account (book) of the Vicksburg campaign.
- Will and Ole,
Thanks for your replies!
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerryFrom: keeno2@...Sender: email@example.comDate: Thu, 24 Jun 2010 08:29:48 EDTTo: <firstname.lastname@example.org>ReplyTo: email@example.comSubject: Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Vicksburg - GrabauIn a message dated 6/23/2010 10:17:42 P.M. Central Daylight Time, wh_keene@yahoo. com writes:
Enjoyed it very much. The style is quite different than other campaign studies. He split each chapter into a US section and a CSA section, discussing the knowledge and decision making for each side. Compared to other books, he devotes more attention to geography and logistics and less to personalities and anecdotes.What he said. Grabau added depth and another dimension to the campaign for Vicksburg. Scads of maps and geological and topographical detail.Highly recommended.Ole