The Inland Campaign for Vicksburg: Five Battles in Seventeen Days, May 1-17, 1863 (Modern War Studies) (Hardcover)

The Inland Campaign for Vicksburg: Five Battles in Seventeen Days, May 1-17, 1863 (Modern War Studies) By Timothy B. Smith Cover Image

The Inland Campaign for Vicksburg: Five Battles in Seventeen Days, May 1-17, 1863 (Modern War Studies) (Hardcover)

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In this fifth and final volume of his renowned series detailing the campaign for Vicksburg, Tim Smith sheds much-needed light to this often-misunderstood episode of the Union's efforts to take Vicksburg. In the entire nine-month-long campaign, there was no more tension and drama than in these seventeen days when Grant's Army of the Tennessee marched through the wilds of Mississippi, claiming victory after victory, tearing the heart out of the State of Mississippi and the Confederacy. By the end of the swift assault, Grant arrived victorious at the exact place he had worked to gain for months: the high ground east of Vicksburg where he had access to both the city and an open and unchallenged supply route via the Yazoo River to the north. He could finally begin the process of capturing Vicksburg.

Civil War historians have long disagreed about how to understand this moment of the Vicksburg Campaign as they analyze Union supply lines, the swiftness of the campaign, and other salient details of Grant's success. Amid this debate, Tim Smith has written the first standalone investigation of the Inland Campaign, which boasts new insights, keen attention to primary sources, and a broad, clear-eyed look at Grant's brilliance as he led the Army of the Tennessee toward Vicksburg.

Completing the Vicksburg series, this book lies between Smith's Bayou Battles for Vicksburg (January 1-April 30, 1863) and The Union Assaults at Vicksburg (May 17-22, 1863).

"Tim Smith unquestionably provides us with the best researched and most closely detailed account yet published of a complex series of events."--Civil War Books and Authors


Product Details ISBN: 9780700636556
ISBN-10: 0700636552
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Publication Date: May 4th, 2024
Pages: 560
Language: English
Series: Modern War Studies