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History and Culture

Civil War Series

The Campaign for Vicksburg


book cover
Cover: From the original painting, Glorious Fourth by Mort Künstler. Copyright 1989 Mort Künstler, Inc.


Maps by George Skoch

Thanks to Terrence J. Winschel at Vicksburg National Military Park.

Published by Eastern National, copyright 2007. All rights reserved.

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Key for photo and illustration identification:
BLBattles and Leaders of the Civil War
LCLibrary of Congress, Washington, DC
NANational Archives, Washington, DC
NPSNational Park Servie
USAMHIUnited States Army Military History Institute, Carlisle, PA

Want to Learn More?
The following books are suggested reading for additional insights into the Civil War and its key battles: Timothy B. Smith, Champion Hill: Decisive Battle for Vicksburg (El Dorado Hills: Savas Beatie LLC, 2006), Terrence Winschel, Triumph and Defeat: The Vicksburg Campaign (El Dorado Hills: Savas Beatie LLC, 2004), Edwin C. Bearss and J. Parker Hills, Receding Tide: Vicksburg and Gettysburg—The Campaigns That Changed the Civil War (Washington, DC: National Geographic, 2010), Michael B. Ballard, Vicksburg: The Campaign That Opened the Mississippi (Knoxville: The University of North Carolina Press, 2010), as well as the NPS Handbooks #21 Vicksburg National Military Park (Washington, DC: National Park Service, 1954) and #137: Vicksburg and the opening of the Mississippi River, 1862-63 a history and guide (Washington, DC: National Park Service, 1986).

History and Culture