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Receding Tide: Vicksburg and Gettysburg: The Campaigns That Changed the Civil War

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It's a poignant irony in American history that on Independence Day, 1863, not one but two pivotal Civil War battles ended in Union victory, marked the high tide of Confederate military fortune, andultimately doomed the South's effort at secession. But on July 4, 1863, after six months of siege, Ulysses Grant's Union army finally took Vicksburg and the Confederate west.

On thevery same day, Robert E. Lee was in Pennsylvania, parrying the threat to Vicksburg with a daring push north to Gettysburg. For two days the battle had raged; on the next, July 4, 1863, Pickett's Charge was thrownback, a magnificently brave but fruitless assault, and the fate of the Confederacy was sealed, though nearly two more years of bitter fighting remained until the war came to an end.

In RecedingTide, Edwin Cole Bearss draws from his popular Civil War battlefield tours to chronicle these two widely separated but simultaneous clashes and their dramatic conclusion. As the recognized expert on bothVicksburg and Gettysburg, Bearss tells the fascinating story of this single momentous day in our country's history, offering his readers narratives, maps, illustrations, characteristic wit, dramatic new insightsand unerringly intimate knowledge of terrain, tactics, and the colorful personalities of America's citizen soldiers, Northern and Southern alike.

Synopsis:

Chronicles the two battles of Independence Day, 1863 that ended in Union victory and marked the demise of the Confederacy, including information about the terrain, tactics, and the colorful personalities of America's soldiers.

About the Author

Edwin Cole Bearss is America’s premier battlefield historian and the historian emeritus of the National Park Service. Author of 13 books, he has also served as a consultant on numerous documentaries and films, including Ken Burns’s The Civil War.

Table of Contents

Introduction: trinity and tide — Richmond and the river — A series of experiments — War has responsibilities — What will the country say? — To the railroad east of Vicksburg — Concentration of troops — On the offense — Commit no blunder — The devil's to pay — The best three hours' fighting — Give them the cold steel — Epilogue — About the Blue and Gray Education Society.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781426205606
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Subject:
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
Author:
Bearss, Edwin C.
Author:
Hills, J. Parker
Subject:
History : United States - Civil War
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Vicksburg (Miss.) History Siege, 1863.
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
Military - Civil War
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
May 2010
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » Civil War » General
History and Social Science » Military » US Military » General
History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to Civil War
History and Social Science » World History » General

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