By Michael B. Ballard
In the Civil conflict Mississippi skilled a prolonged and devastating invasion, and accomplice and Union armies fought fiercely at Corinth, Holly Springs, Iuka, Port Gibson, Vicksburg, and lots of different websites through the country.
With either travelers and Civil struggle buffs in brain, archivist Michael Ballard has written Civil struggle Mississippi: A Guide, the 1st complete insurance of the conflict within the kingdom. Containing easy-to-follow maps and a wealth of ancient fabric, the publication discusses the campaigns, the present-day battlefields, the battles, and the warriors and generals who fought.
The warfare used to be advanced in Mississippi, for it concerned sieges, trench struggle, naval bombardments, and tremendous cavalry engagements. one of the most storied names of the war-- Ulysses S. furnish, William T. Sherman, Nathan Bedford Forrest, and John Pemberton-- skilled their such a lot successful and harrowing moments on Mississippi battlegrounds.
Ballard captures all of the destruction, drama, and bravado of Mississippi's warfare. He examines the most important campaigns, emphasizing why engagements happened, how the battles ended, and the way the battle in Mississippi affected the continued fight national. Maps comprise present highways and Ballard has further present-day images and suggestions approximately traveling the websites.
Both the amateur and the Civil conflict professional will savor this travel of the state's battle legacy. Michael Ballard is collage Archivist and Coordinator of the Congressional assortment for precise Collections of the Mississippi country college Libraries. writer of various works at the struggle, he has released A lengthy Shadow: Jefferson Davis and the ultimate Days of the Confederacy, and Pemberton: A Biography with the collage Press of Mississippi. either have been historical past ebook membership selections.