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by James Reasoner

  • Author: James Reasoner
  • ISBN: 158182372X
  • ISBN13: 978-1581823721
  • ePub: 1968 kb | FB2: 1153 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing (February 1, 2004)
  • Pages: 399
  • Rating: 4.9/5
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The siege of Vicksburg (May 18 – July 4, 1863) was the final major military action in the Vicksburg campaign of the American Civil War. In a series of maneuvers, Union Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and his Army of the Tennessee crossed the Mississippi River and drove the Confederate Army of Mississippi, led by Lt. John C. Pemberton, into the defensive lines surrounding the fortress city of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Book in the The Civil War Battle Series Series). Vicksburg is the fifth volume in a series of historical novels spanning the Civil War featuring the Brannon family of Culpeper County, Virginia. The focus turns to the west and the Southern stronghold of Vicksburg, Mississippi, where Cory Brannon is working to keep the town supplied by wagon train and railroad from Texas. Vicksburg is the key to the Mississippi River and the future of the Confederacy.

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The Siege of Vicksburg divided the Confederacy and proved the military .

The Siege of Vicksburg divided the Confederacy and proved the military genius of Union General Ulysses S. Grant (1822-85). Vicksburg was one of the Union’s most successful campaigns of the war. Although General Ulysses S. Grant’s first attempt to take the city failed in the winter of 1862-63, he renewed his efforts in the spring. In three weeks, Grant’s men marched 180 miles, won five battles and captured some 6,000 prisoners. Did you know? After the residents of Vicksburg dug over 500 caves in the hills around the city and began living in them, Union soldiers started to refer to the town as "Prairie Dog Village.

Vicksburg is the fifth in a ten-book series spanning the Civil War and describing its effects on one Southern family. 6 22 5 Kirjailija: James Reasoner Lukija: Lloyd James. Saatavilla äänikirjana. Vicksburg is the fifth in a ten-book series spanning the Civil War and describing its effects on one Southern family. In the waning months of 1862, as the Union army advances closer and closer, Cory Brannon must abandon the supply train to undertake a vital mission for Confederate General John Pemberton, the commander in charge of Vicksburg's defenses.

Before the start of the Civil War, Vicksburg was a very prosperous and sophisticated town

Before the start of the Civil War, Vicksburg was a very prosperous and sophisticated town. The city was a busy center of trade, the wharves were crowded with boats carrying many kinds of goods and commodities. It was sophisticated enough to have a Shakespeare repertory company, a municipal orchestra and the courthouse was made in Greek revival style. Grant’s long campaign to capture Vicksburg on the Mississippi was one of the most important series of connected battles during the Civil War. As long as the Confederacy controlled the great river, it could prevent the Union from bring its full weight to bear against Lee in Virginia.

Vicksburg is the fifth volume in a series of historical novels spanning the Civil War featuring the Brannon family of Culpeper County, Virginia. The focus turns to the west and the Southern stronghold of Vicksburg, Mississippi, where Cory Brannon is working to keep the town supplied by wagon train and railroad from Texas. Vicksburg is the key to the Mississippi River and the future of the Confederacy. For almost a year the Federal army and navy have tried to dislodge the Confederates, but they have gained nothing. Finally, Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, the hero of the battles at Forts Henry and Donelson and the battle of Shiloh, is dispatched to take the town. Cory and the woman he loves, Lucille Farrell, are working with her uncle, Col. Charles Thompson, and a small contingent of dedicated Southerners. In the spring of 1863, as the Union army begins to close in, Cory must abandon that venture to take on a vital mission for Confederate Gen. John Pemberton, the commander in charge of Vicksburg's defenses. At the end of Cory's journey, however, is an even more dangerous foray into Western Tennessee and over the border into Kentucky with the horse soldiers of Nathan Bedford Forrest, Cory's mentor from the battle of Shiloh. To help save Vicksburg, Cory becomes a cavalry raider and even a spy. Yet his efforts cannot prevent the inevitable as the Yankees eventually surround and lay siege to Vicksburg. with the Northern army set to seize the city, Lucille must also cope with additional challenges as she encounters a returning friend with secret plans of his own. The Federal bombardment, illness, injury, and starvation all take their toll on the defenders of Vicksburg, forcing Cory and Lucilleto face decisions that threaten not only their love but their very lives.
Aradwyn
The entire series is riveting, I've bought every set. A couple of the books I read in one setting ... about 400 pages. Couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next... over and over. The factual history is woven into the fiction making each situation so authentic and gripping. So very well done, I'd recommend the entire series without a doubt.
Gralmeena
This book is a must read, especially for anyone who had an ancestor who fought in the battle of Vicksburg.
Oppebro
I love this series.
Connorise
"Vicksburg," Book 5 in James Reasoner's Civil War Battle Series continues the Soap Opera saga about the Brannon Family, this time around focusing on wandering son Cory and the Western Theater of the war. Most of the action happens concurrently with some of the events covered in the previous volume, "Chancellorsville" and I assume the next book will be "Gettysburg" and provide some overlap as well. Of course, Vickburg is more of a siege than a battle, and my biggest complaint is that we do not really get a sense of that siege. The last couple of months fly bye quite quickly and suddenly the city is being surrendered to Grant's Union forces. But the driving force of the narrative is not the attempt to take the last Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi River but whether Cory will live long enough to marry his beloved Lucille Farrell. Even though he is still a civilian, Cory manages to become involved in all sorts of escapades that put him in the right place at the right time to be around during the key fighting in this campaign.
The centerpiece of the novel is when Cory joins Nathan Bedford Forrest on his famous raid behind Union lines, but it is hard to focus on the military engagements when our hero is paying attention the calendar and trying to figure out if he can make it back to Vicksburg in time for his planned wedding. At other times Reasoner reduces major military operations to a few concise paragraphs so we can get back to our young lovers. However, I must say that that just when it seemed like Lucille was going to carry out an act of vulgar stupidity in the name of love, she actually did the smart thing. But ultimately things move too quickly to really give us a sense of how long and hard of a struggle the siege of Vicksburg was for those trapped in the city.
All of these books are perfect for a day at the beach or wherever you head for vacation this summer. As with the rest of the series, "Vicksburg" is more of a Soap Opera than a military history, and devote Civil War buffs are going to note every opportunity passed over to make this lengthy tale more authentic. Readers of the series know full well that the particular "battle" that serves for the title of each book is only going to pop up at the end, so the series title remains something of a misnomer. However, we know the Brannon family is not going to make it through this war unscathed and it will be interesting to see which of the clan is left standing at the end.
Foxanayn
In Vicksburg, despite the courageous efforts of Cory Brannon and his companions to bring supplies to the embattled city, the Union noose continues to tighten, as the Yankees are determined to seize the last obstacle to Northern control of the Mississippi River.
Cory and his now-fiancee, Lucille Farrel, face multiple perils of their own, as they plan for a wedding. Circumstances will conspire to interfere with those plans, as Cory, despite his best intentions, finds himself on yet another dangerous mission for the Confederacy.
Once again, VICKSBURG had me looking forward to the next volume in The Civil War Battle Series. James Reasoner writes characters who the reader truly cares about, even a Yankee such as myself. And, as always, his books are meticulously researched. These are not the books for a Civil War buff interested only in the minute details of each battle of the war, but for anyone interested in lively historical fiction, all the books in this series are highly recommended.
Dreladred
I realize that this series is about the Brannon family. However Vicksburg was the turning point of the Civil War. On July 4, 1863 Grant takes Vicksburg and on the same day Lee is forced to withdraw from Gettysburg. I truly think that a little more time could have been given to the end of the Siege of Vicksburg. Cory's concern of not making it in time for the wedding is not more important. By Ruth Thompson author of "Natchez Above The River"
Frostdefender
This 5th in the series is WONDERFUL as are the first 4. I read this one in about 2 nights 'cause I couldn't put it down! My only complaint is that Mr. Reasoner doesn't get the sequels published quick enough - please hurry with the others. These are books that rank right up there with others that I own that I could easily read over and over.
Keep up the good work!!!
Mr. Reasoner has done it again! His books are an easy read and provide a unique view of the "War of Northern Aggression" from a fictional standpoint. Many of the "friendships" between the Brannon boys and the famous men of the South (e.g. Forrest, Jackson, Stuart, etc.) are a little stretched but it is a good way to introduce their personalities into the series without compromising historical accuracy. Looking for the next one!
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