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Title: Vicksburg 1863: Grant Clears the Mississippi. Osprey Military Campaign Series 26.
Description: (Osprey, London, 1993).. 96 pp, large 8vo, soft cover. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, uniform studies, maps, battle plans, reproductions. "The capture of Vicksburg, key to the Mississippi, ranks with Gettysburg as one of the turning points of the American Civil War. It was also one of Grant's finest campaigns, a true test of character and leadership. Alan Hankinson..here describes the frustrating series of operations by which Grant attempted to bypass the swamps and bayous that protected the city to the north; the Battles of Champion Hill and Big Black River; and the siege." "Each volume (in this series) concludes with a brief guide to the battlefield today, and detailed notes for wargamers." Interior - previous owner's embossed blind stamp on title and contents page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, very minor soiling on bottom of textblock, spine flat and uncreased. VG.

Keywords: Osprey, Campaigns, Vicksburg, Civil War, General Grant, Sherman, Chickasaw Bluffs, Mcclernand, Battle of Champion Hill, Big Black River, Sieges, Wargaming, Battlefields.

Price: US$ 12.50 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 10291

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