TITLE

from the Siege of Vicksburg

AUTHOR(S)
Dudley, Wade G.
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
Military History;Nov2010, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article identifies lessons in military strategy to be learned by analyzing the Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi by General Ulysses Grant during the U.S. Civil War. It describes how Grant's victory at Shiloh in early 1862 enabled the Union army to carry out a siege of the Confederate citadel of Vicksburg, which lasted from early May until July 4, 1862 due to the city's strong fortifications. Among the strategies that could be derived from the siege are the importance of divide-and-conquer tactics and accurate threat assessment.
ACCESSION #
53852169

 

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