Ninety-eight Days

Ninety-eight Days

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qWarren E. Grabau describes the logistical situation at key junctures during the campaign and explains how and why those situations constrained the choices available to Grant and Confederate commander John C. Pemberton. Alternating between Confederate and Federal perspectives, he allows the reader to see the situation as the commanders did and then describes how the available information led to their decisions.q--Jacket.The existing maps were miserable a€” they tended to be more schematic than realistic a€” and yet the Federal ... It is difficult to escape the conclusion that the country people were guiding them, and with great care. ... passed through Port Gibson, crossed to the north bank of Little Bayou Pierre on the suspension bridge north of town, marched eastward on the Vicksburg Road, and crossed to the north bank of Big Bayou Pierre at Grindstone Ford about midnight, not forgetting to set fire toanbsp;...

Title:Ninety-eight Days
Author: Warren Grabau
Publisher:Univ. of Tennessee Press - 2000

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