The Resource Grant wins the war : decision at Vicksburg, James R. Arnold, (electronic resource)

Grant wins the war : decision at Vicksburg, James R. Arnold, (electronic resource)

Label
Grant wins the war : decision at Vicksburg
Title
Grant wins the war
Title remainder
decision at Vicksburg
Statement of responsibility
James R. Arnold
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Historian James R. Arnold powerfully and persuasively argues that the Union victory at Vicksburg in 1863 was in fact the actual turning point of the war. Grant was unlike Lincoln's other generals. He had won a great victory at Fort Donelson, but that was more than a year earlier. His subsequent command at the battle of Shiloh became a bloodbath, and most people attributed the eventual Union victory not to Grant, but to the leadership of the reinforcing army's commander, Major General Don Carlos Buell. As he began his drive into Mississippi, Grant was on trial, both as a man and as a leader. After repeated failures, Grant outflanked Vicksburg and won a dramatic victory at the battle of Port Gibson, securing a bridgehead over the Mississippi River below Vicksburg. He now occupied a position situated between the two fortified Confederate citadels of Vicksburg and Port Hudson, with his back to the continent's greatest river and his army dependent upon a precarious line of supply. The conventional military solution, and the one favored by President Lincoln and his top military adviser, was to cooperate with General Banks against Port Hudson. But Grant's experience had taught him that the risks of converging two columns almost one hundred miles apart against a common target were considerable
  • Instead, in the riskiest and greatest decision of his military career, Grant resolved to act alone against Vicksburg. James R. Arnold proposes that Grant's victory at Vicksburg is worthy of comparison to those of Napoleon in its planning and execution. Always prepared for multiple contingencies, the general kept his field army well concentrated within a few hours' march of each other, while keeping Confederate General Pemberton - trying to counter Grant's shrewd troop movements - continually off balance. The decisive meeting came on May 16, at Champion Hill. Bringing history to exciting life, James R. Arnold offers a penetrating analysis of Grant's strategies and actions. His carefully researched chronicle approaches these epic events from a unique and well-rounded perspective: What did Grant know ... and think? What did his opponents know ... and think? What was the true state of affairs?
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Arnold, James R.
Dewey number
973.82092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E475.27
LC item number
.A75 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grant, Ulysses S.
  • Strategy
  • Vicksburg (Miss.)
Label
Grant wins the war : decision at Vicksburg, James R. Arnold, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.netLibrary.com.ezproxy.lonestar.edu/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=26058
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 357-372) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Part 1. Father of waters. Battles on the river -- Fates intermingled -- Ebb tide -- The hazardous enterprise -- Part 2. The shot-torn ground. The battle of Port Gibson -- Blitzkrieg through Mississippi -- To the Crossroads -- The hill of death -- "A perilous and ludicrous charge" -- Assault -- Siege -- "Come Joe! Come quickly!" -- "A hard stroke for the Confederacy" -- Troops present for the Vicksburg campaign: May 1, 1863
Control code
ocm45729048
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 387 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585277455
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) 285439
Label
Grant wins the war : decision at Vicksburg, James R. Arnold, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.netLibrary.com.ezproxy.lonestar.edu/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=26058
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 357-372) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Part 1. Father of waters. Battles on the river -- Fates intermingled -- Ebb tide -- The hazardous enterprise -- Part 2. The shot-torn ground. The battle of Port Gibson -- Blitzkrieg through Mississippi -- To the Crossroads -- The hill of death -- "A perilous and ludicrous charge" -- Assault -- Siege -- "Come Joe! Come quickly!" -- "A hard stroke for the Confederacy" -- Troops present for the Vicksburg campaign: May 1, 1863
Control code
ocm45729048
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 387 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585277455
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) 285439

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