A single day: July 4, 1863, brought to a conclusion two of the most infamous battles of the Civil War. In the west, after six months under siege, Vicksburg Mississippi, key to the vital supply lies of the Mississippi River, would capitulate to Union forces led by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Gen. Robert E. Lee's response to the siege at Vicksburg, a daring push to the north at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, would be turned back after three days of violent fighting. As the U.S. flag was raised over the Vicksburg courthouse and the ...

Receding Tide: Vicksburg and Gettysburg: The Campaigns That Changed the Civil War 2010, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9781426205101