Grant Wins the War: Decision at Vicksburg

Grant Wins the War Decision at Vicksburg Vicksburg is the key Let us get Vicksburg and all that country is ours President Abraham Lincoln In a brilliantly constructed and powerfully rendered new account James R Arnold offers a penetra

  • Title: Grant Wins the War: Decision at Vicksburg
  • Author: James R. Arnold
  • ISBN: 9780471350637
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Paperback
  • Vicksburg is the key Let us get Vicksburg, and all that country is ours President Abraham Lincoln, 1862In a brilliantly constructed and powerfully rendered new account, James R Arnold offers a penetrating analysis of Grant s strategies and actions leading to the Union victory at Vicksburg Approaching these epic events from a unique and well rounded perspective,Vicksburg is the key Let us get Vicksburg, and all that country is ours President Abraham Lincoln, 1862In a brilliantly constructed and powerfully rendered new account, James R Arnold offers a penetrating analysis of Grant s strategies and actions leading to the Union victory at Vicksburg Approaching these epic events from a unique and well rounded perspective, and based on careful research, Grant Wins the War is fascinating reading for all Civil War and military history buffs.Acclaim for Grant Wins the WarNicely details the coordination of Union military and naval operations and the boldness and genius of General U S Grant that brought Union victory, and he offers an excellent discussion of the technology and tactics of siege warfare a good drums and bugle account of an important event Library JournalA particular strength of this work is its demonstration that modern weapons left no shortcuts to victory, and little room for command virtuosity Publishers WeeklyThroughout, Arnold backs up his assessments with solid facts and sound reasoning, engagingly presented He has produced a useful and enjoyable brief history of the Vicksburg campaign, helpful to scholars and general readers alike Journal of Military HistoryPowerfully and persuasively argues that the Union victory at Vicksburg in 1863 was in fact the actual turning point of the Civil War Helena Mont Independent Record

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    1. This is an excellent account of the Battle and subsequent Siege of Vicksburg during 1863. The author, James Arnold, writes a detailed account of the events and incidents leading up to General Grant closing a ring around the defences of Vicksburg. The author covers the plans and ideas of the Union and Confederate Commanders and their political masters during this battle. His narrative of the fighting is well presented and very stiring and although you could probarly find more detailed accounts, h [...]

    2. Not readable like the better authors, but solid on his facts. Assumes a certain knowledge in the reader that might not exist, e.g assumes reader knows which ships are whose (no USN or CSN in front) and ditto on who fights for which side (no US or CS, again).

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