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by Michael B. Ballard

  • ISBN: 0807871281
  • Category: History
  • Author: Michael B. Ballard
  • Subcategory: Americas
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; New edition edition (March 1, 2010)
  • Pages: 512 pages
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Dr, Michael Ballard has written an excellent book on the Vicksburg Campaign. Ballard has had good mentors in his study of the Mississippi River City which fell to US Grant in July, 1863.

Dr, Michael Ballard has written an excellent book on the Vicksburg Campaign. He is has been guided by Terry Wenschel the National Park Chief Historian; read the massive three volume work by Mr. Civil. War Ed Bearss on the campaign and is a lifelong native of Mississipi who has visited Vicksburg since his youth. Vicksburg was a complex campaign pitting the inept Northern Born Confederate General John Pemberton against the aggressive and brilliant US Grant.

This book takes a broader scope of the campaign, including operations on the Mississippi (not all of them against Vicksburg) .

This book takes a broader scope of the campaign, including operations on the Mississippi (not all of them against Vicksburg) before Grant.

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Ballard, Michael B. The Civil War in Mississippi: Major Campaigns and . Brooks Tomblin, Barbara. The Civil War in Mississippi: Major Campaigns and Battles. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2011. Barney, William L. The Secessionist Impulse: Alabama and Mississippi in 1860 (University of Alabama Press. The Civil War on the Mississippi: Union Sailors, Gunboat Captains, and the Campaign to Control the River (University Press of Kentucky, 2016). The Vicksburg Campaign: Strategy, Battles and Key Figures (McFarland, 2015). Freedom's women: Black women and families in Civil War era Mississippi (Indiana UP, 1999).

The challenge of taking this city on a hill and the importance of the navy are all well explained here.

Home Browse Books Book details, Vicksburg: The Campaign That Opened the. Vicksburg: The Campaign That Opened the Mississippi. By Michael B. Ballard. In a thorough yet concise study of the longest single military campaign of the Civil War, Michael B. Ballard brings new depth to our understanding of the Vicksburg campaign by considering its human as well as its military aspects. Ballard examines soldier attitudes, guerrilla warfare, and the effects of the campaign and siege on civilians in and around Vicksburg.

Michael B. Ballard’s new book on the Vicksburg campaign offers a refreshing experience

Michael B. Ballard’s new book on the Vicksburg campaign offers a refreshing experience. It may not be surprising that a Mississippi historian would put a slightly Southern slant on the campaign, but Ballard’s point of view is in keeping with modern scholarship. This is not a history that romanticizes the Lost Cause, nor is the author dismissive of Grant, although he does not seem very fond of him. What this narrative excels at is presenting the human side of history.

Ballard examines soldier attitudes, guerrilla warfare, and the effects of the campaign and siege on civilians in and around Vicksburg. Michael B. Ballard is author of "Civil War Mississippi: A Guide" and many other books

Ballard examines soldier attitudes, guerrilla warfare, and the effects of the campaign and siege on civilians in and around Vicksburg. He also analyzes the leadership and interaction of such key figures as . Grant, William T. Sherman, John Pemberton, and Joseph E. Johnston, among others. Ballard is author of "Civil War Mississippi: A Guide" and many other books. He lives in Ackerman, Mississippi.

From the first Union attack on Vicksburg in the spring of 1862 through Benjamin .

From the first Union attack on Vicksburg in the spring of 1862 through Benjamin Grierson's last raid through Mississippi in late 1864 and early 1865, this book traces the campaigns, fighting, and causes and effects of armed conflict in central and North Mississippi, where major campaigns were waged and fighting occurred. Author Michael B. Ballard discusses at length minority troops and others glossed over or lost in studies of the Mississippi military during the war. Lisätietoja. Lisää kirjoittajalta Michael Ballard.

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Vicksburg: The Campaign That Opened the Mississippi Michael Ballard provides a concise yet thorough study of the 1863 battle that cut off a crucial river port and rail depot for the South and split the Confederate nation, providing a turning point in the Civil War. The Union victory at Vicksburg was hailed with as much celebration in the North as the Gettysburg victory and Ballard makes a convincing case that it was equally important to the ultimate resolution of the conflict. Civil War America (Paperback).

Michael Ballard provides a concise yet thorough study of the 1863 battle that cut off a crucial river port and rail depot for the South and split the Confederate nation, providing a turning point in the Civil War. The Union victory at Vicksburg was hailed with as much celebration in the North as the Gettysburg victory and Ballard makes a convincing case that it was equally important to the ultimate resolution of the conflict.
Reviews about Vicksburg: The Campaign That Opened the Mississippi (Civil War America) (7):
Halloween
Dr, Michael Ballard has written an excellent book on the Vicksburg Campaign. Ballard has had good mentors in his study of the Mississippi River City which fell to US Grant in July, 1863

He is has been guided by Terry Wenschel the National Park Chief Historian; read the massive three volume work by Mr. Civil

War Ed Bearss on the campaign and is a lifelong native of Mississipi who has visited Vicksburg since his youth.

Vicksburg was a complex campaign pitting the inept Northern Born Confederate General John Pemberton against the aggressive and brilliant US Grant. Grant's Union Army worked well as a team.

Even though Grant did not like McClernand he used him well in launching the blue horde against the city on the bluffs. Grant

worked well with Sherman and McPherson, Logan and others as they tried many ideas to conquer Vicksburg. Grant and David Dixon Porter worked well on coordinating army-navy operations.

Grant succeeded when his forces crossed the Mississippi to

Bruinsburg, Ms. Union victories at Port Gibson, Jackson and

most importantly Champion Hill (May 16, 1863) led to a 47 day

siege of Vicksburg which fell to Federal forces on July 4, 1863

Vicksburge the key to victory in the Western Theatre was then

put into Mr. Lincoln's pocket. The fate of the Western Confederacy was sealed.

I am surprised how little many Civil War buffs seem to know little about the Western Theatre of the War. Those whose approach has been "Virginia-centric" will find much to explore as they gaze at the Western Theatre.

Grant emerges as a tough, imaginative, never say never commander while the Confederates Pemberton and Joe Johnston wee weak and indecisive leaders. Grant's star rose in the West as Lincoln discovered the man who could beat Lee and win the war!

Ballard's book is well illustrated; the maps are clear and

easy to follow. Ballard has done his homework as the many pages of bibliography attest to his acumen. While dealing with the battles he also quotes the thoughts of civilians of Vicksburg and Misssippi who saw their society rent asunder by the blue

hordes from the north.

Ed Bearss is still the dean of Vicksburg scholars but Michael Ballard has also contributed greatly to our understanding of this vital, complex, too often overlooked campaign. This book

can be read by the buff or the neophyte with equal pleasure. Thank you Dr. Ballard for your work!
Yozshujind
The author started out with an introduction then proceeded to outline the battle and how/who fought where and when. The marine aspect was given very limited recognition and was a major part of the battle. All in all this was a enjoyable book but needed better graphics/maps.
MisterMax
Easy to read, better than the tedious regiment lists and near meaningless strategy books on this epic siege and hard war brutality on our own soil. It actually communicates the effect on the men, the civilians, the women and children, the war and the region. Complete. Well thought-out. Needed. Non-romanticized yet respectful.
Marg
I am admittedly a stickler for maps. But especially in the case of this long campaign, the clear mapping of the interconnecting bayeux, lakes, creeks, and the levies is essential.
Oparae
Ballard has written an informative account of the Vicksburg campaign and believes that the Union won through superior generalship and naval power. According to Ballard Grant and his subordinates acted as a team while the Confederate side was hindered by constant infighting between Johnston and Pemberton. Moreover,Pemberton was unable to react to Grant's moves, but Grant was looking for new innovative moves to distract and outflank the Confederates. Naval power also played a key role in helping Grant transport troops and block reinforcements from entering Vicksburg. The only drawback to this book is that Ballard doesn't mention new research by Terrence Winschel,Timothy Smith, and others in his book. Otherwise this book is destined to be a classic account of the Vicksburg campaign.
Cordanara
Better and bigger maps would make this book a better read.
Welahza
This arrived on time and was a gift which was enjoyed by the receiver.
I am interested in history and the Civil War but not an expert. This was an interesting read about the events leading up to the campaign, the campaign itself and the aftermath. I had problems keeping the positions of the different units/generals straight on the battlefield; it was somewht confusing. Otherwise, it gave a good picture of what haqppened on both sides.

I recommend it for anyone interested in Civil War battles and campaigns.

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