The summer of 1863 was a cruel season for the 4,500 starving, beleaguered citizens of Vicksburg, Mississippi. For the Confederacy, the town was the most strategic spot in the West. The fate of Vicksburg -- now surrounded by the 77,000 men commanded by Union general Ulysses S. Grant -- might just det....
"The Fiery Trail: The Events Of One Year Decided The Nation's Future,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 1
, Article 27.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol1/iss1/27