Simon & Schuster
In the “Acknowledgements” for Vicksburg: Grant’s Campaign That Broke the Confederacy, Donald L. Miller states that when he started doing research for the book in 1997, he went to Vicksburg and started exploring “by car, on foot, and in a rented power boat the broken terrain and serpentine waterways that” General Ulysses S. Grant “had to surmount to take the town.” (503) He did that to gain an awareness that empowered him to produce a history of the campaign that had a “palpable feel for the physical setting in which the characters” interacted, and in which “the story unfolds.” (503) ...
Johnson, Fred L.
"Vicksburg: Grant’s Campaign That Broke the Confederacy,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 22
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol22/iss2/17