Vicksburg by Donald L. Miller


The astonishing story of the longest and most decisive military campaign of the Civil War in Vicksburg, Mississippi, which opened the Mississippi River, split the Confederacy, freed tens of thousands of slaves, and made Ulysses S. Grant the most important general of the war.Vicksburg, Mississippi, was the last stronghold of the Confederacy on the Mississippi River. It prevented the Union from using the river for shipping between the Union-control...

Details Vicksburg

Release DateOct 29th, 2019
PublisherSimon & Schuster
GenreHistory, Military History, Civil War, Nonfiction, War, Military Fiction

Reviews Vicksburg

  • Nemo Nemo
    SynopsisThis book written by Professor Emeritus Donald L. Miller is already heralded as a potential best seller. This does not surprise me because having read this rare gem I also hold that opinion. Miller guides us through the evolution of strategies used by Grant, Porter, and Sherman. Professor Miller’s review of the history of the Campaign at Vicksburg was the singular pivotal event leading to the final minutes of the South at Gettysburg, Pe...
  • Casey Wheeler
    This book covers the campaigns during the civil war that led to the seige of Vicksburg and its final defeat. The book focuses on the Ulysses Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman primarily, but also addreses a number of others who played key roles in the seige. It is the most comprehensive book on the battle that I have read and I learned a number of things that I did not know prior to this book.I recommend this book to anyone who is looking to gain...
  • Craig Pearson
    Thank you to Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book. This book is a very good compliment to Grant's 'Memoirs'. General histories of the Civil War do not give much detail to the problems Grant had in the Vicksburg campaign. One annoying aspect of this book is Miller's annoying use of casual refernces to the major players. Calling General Sherman 'Tecumseh' seems too familiar in this situation.
  • P.e. lolo
    A book that takes you through the entire battle of Vicksburg. From first a naval siege almost a year prior. You get a look once again at Grant's life before the war and also the battles leading up to this one. This was a very important victory for the North and I always felt that most people did not think about the travel of the Mississippi River and once having control from North to New Orleans it changed everything. The author takes you through...
  • Judy
    I really only knew the broad basics of the Civil War until I met my husband. He is a Civil War buff so while I have learned a lot since we've been together, there is still much I don't know. I found this book to be so interesting. I knew absolutely nothing about Grant's youth or even his early years in the Army. I had no clue that he actually had to resign from the Army (before the Civil War) due to his drinking. I knew even less about Sherman so...
  • Doris Raines