The Mississippi River Campaign, 1861-1863: The Struggle for Control of the Western Waters

The Mississippi River Campaign, 1861-1863: The Struggle for Control of the Western Waters

By: Benton Rain Patterson (author)Paperback

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Description

Telling the story of the Civil War's Mississippi River Campaign through the experiences of leading officers, ordinary soldiers, and civilians, this book explains how the river campaign came to be one of the key tenets of the Union's strategy and a fundamental contributor to the war's ultimate outcome. It describes the Union's drive down the Mississippi River from Cairo, Illinois, the drive up the river from the Gulf of Mexico, and the capturing of key cities and rebel fortifications along the way, including New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Memphis, Vicksburg, and finally, Port Hudson, Louisiana. The text is supplemented with 24 historical photographs from the Library of Congress and the National Archives.

About Author

Formerly with the New York Times and the Saturday Evening Post, Benton Rain Patterson is an emeritus associate professor of journalism at the University of Florida.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780786459001
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 282
  • ID: 9780786459001
  • ISBN10: 078645900X

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