The Battle of Champion Hill was the decisive land engagement of the Vicksburg Campaign. The May 16, 1863, fighting took place just 20 miles east of the river city, where the advance of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Federal army attacked Gen. John C. Pemberton's hastily gathered Confederates. The bloody fighting seesawed back and forth until superior Union leadership broke apart...more
ebook, 520 pages
Published January 19th 2006 by Savas Beatie
(first published May 1st 2004)
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Has to be one of least covered battles of the entire war, from a historical coverage. Fascinating battle, given the number of "swings" back and forth between the counter-attacks. Interesting to know the Union could have trapped and crushed the entire Confederate army under Pendleton, had they coordinated their attacks, and avoided the entire siege of Vicksburg. Interested in seeing if this battlefield site can be found when we visit Mississippi next year.