The Battle of Jackson, Mississippi The Battle of Jackson, Mississippi

The Battle of Jackson, Mississippi

May 14, 1863

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Publisher Description

“A comprehensive, eminently readable, lavishly illustrated, and historically accurate account” of this important yet overlooked Civil War battle (Civil War News).

Jackson, Mississippi, was the third Confederate state capital to fall to Union forces. When Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant captured the important rail junction in May 1863, however, he did so almost as an afterthought. Drawing on dozens of primary sources, contextualized by the latest scholarship on Grant’s Vicksburg campaign, historian Chris Mackowski offers a comprehensive account of this important battle.

General Grant had his eyes set not on Jackson but on Vicksburg, the “Gibraltar of the Confederacy”. As he drove through Mississippi, a chance encounter with Confederates at Raymond alerted him to a potential threat massing farther east in Jackson under the leadership of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, one of the Confederacy’s most respected field officers. Grant turned on a dime and made for Jackson to confront the growing danger. Yet Johnston, for reasons that have long puzzled historians, was already planning to abandon the vital state capital.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2022
August 25
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
192
Pages
PUBLISHER
Savas Beatie
SELLER
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
SIZE
14.3
MB

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