Vicksburg Is the Key: The Struggle for the Mississippi River

The struggle for control of the Mississippi River was the longest and most complex campaign of the Civil War It was marked by an extraordinary diversity of military and naval operations, including fleet engagements, cavalry raids, amphibious landings, pitched battles, and the two longest sieges in

The Civil War in the West: Victory and Defeat from the Appalachians to the Mississippi

The Western theater of the Civil War, rich in agricultural resources and manpower and home to a large number of slaves, stretched 600 miles north to south and 450 miles east to west from the Appalachians to the Mississippi If the South lost the West, there would be little hope of preserving the

The Chickamauga Campaign—Glory or the Grave: The Breakthrough, the Union Collapse, and the Defense of Horseshoe Ridge, September 20, 1863

David Powell s The Chickamauga Campaign Glory or the Grave The Breakthrough, Union Collapse, and the Retreat to Chattanooga, September 20 23, 1863 is the second volume in his magnificent projected three volume study of this overlooked and largely misunderstood campaign According to soldier rumor,