In Vicksburg, 1863, Winston Groom re-creates this epic campaign. As the culmination of the battle for the West, Vicksburg was the climax of a long and bloody two-year grind that began when Lincoln chose Grant, then seen as a mediocre general with a drinking problem, to take the Union Navy down the Mississippi from Cairo, Illinois. As Groom recounts this landmark battle, he also brings the characters to life. We see Grant in all his grim determination and his struggles with alcohol, Sherman's feistiness and talents for war, and a host of less talented generals on the Union side; we see the pride and intransigence of Confederate leaders from Jefferson Davis to Joe Johnston to John Pemberton, the general who took the blame for losing Vicksburg.
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