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American Civil War the War in the Westby Stephen D Engle
Synopses & Reviews
The American Civil War's vast Western Theater witnessed enormously important military campaigning during the period 1861-1863. This book, the third in a four-volume series, examines the geographical, logistical, and strategic factors that shaped fighting in this theater of the American Civil War, as well as assessing officers who played key roles. It covers the story of Ulysses S Grant's important capture of rebel positions before marching south to win the battle of Shiloh, as well as that of Albert Sidney Johnson, the pride of the Confederacy. Finally, it details the dramatic events of the siege of Vicksburg--the Confederates' final fortress.
Book News Annotation:
This third slim history in a four-volume Civil War set, well illustrated in color and b&w, examines the geographical, logistical, and strategic factors that shaped fighting in the period between 1861 and July 1863. It covers Grant's important capture of rebel positions before marching South to win the battle of Shiloh, the campaigns of Albert Sidney Johnston—"the pride of the Confederacy"—and the siege of Vicksburg, as well as events in the world outside the war. The author is a historian affiliated with Florida State U.
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