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The Web of Victory: Grant at Vicksburg

3.83  ·  Rating Details  ·  6 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
The Web of Victory tells of the Union siege of Vicksburg, a campaign that might very well have been the turning point of the Civil War and was without any doubt the turning point in the military career of General Ulysses S. Grant.

If Grant began the campaign as a leader known more for his drinking and shabby appearance than for his strategy, he emerged from the siege with t
Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 1st 1984 by Lsu Press (first published January 1st 1955)
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Joel Manuel
Apr 17, 2013 Joel Manuel rated it really liked it
It took me 2 or 3 times to complete this, mostly because of Miers' somewhat choppy writing style, but this time I stuck with it and enjoyed it. He goes into a rather lengthy description of the bender Grant allegedly went on during the siege, which I haven't seen too many other places.
Marc Dunham
Nov 15, 2011 Marc Dunham rated it liked it
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Good overview of the Vicksburg campaign but doesn't add anything new to the existing body of work. For the authoritative study of the Vicksburg campaign see "The Campaign for Vicksburg" in three volumes by Edwin C. Bearss.
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