By Michael B. Ballard
In the Civil warfare Mississippi skilled a prolonged and devastating invasion, and accomplice and Union armies fought fiercely at Corinth, Holly Springs, Iuka, Port Gibson, Vicksburg, and lots of different websites in the course of the country.
With either travelers and Civil battle buffs in brain, archivist Michael Ballard has written Civil battle Mississippi: A Guide, the 1st entire insurance of the warfare within the country. Containing easy-to-follow maps and a wealth of old fabric, the booklet discusses the campaigns, the present-day battlefields, the battles, and the warriors and generals who fought.
The conflict used to be complicated in Mississippi, for it concerned sieges, trench conflict, naval bombardments, and impressive cavalry engagements. probably the most storied names of the war-- Ulysses S. supply, William T. Sherman, Nathan Bedford Forrest, and John Pemberton-- skilled their so much positive and harrowing moments on Mississippi battlegrounds.
Ballard captures the entire destruction, drama, and bravado of Mississippi's warfare. He examines the key campaigns, emphasizing why engagements happened, how the battles ended, and the way the battle in Mississippi affected the continuing fight national. Maps contain present highways and Ballard has additional present-day photographs and suggestions approximately traveling the websites.
Both the amateur and the Civil struggle specialist will take pleasure in this travel of the state's battle legacy. Michael Ballard is college Archivist and Coordinator of the Congressional assortment for unique Collections of the Mississippi country college Libraries. writer of diverse works at the warfare, he has released A lengthy Shadow: Jefferson Davis and the ultimate Days of the Confederacy, and Pemberton: A Biography with the collage Press of Mississippi. either have been background booklet membership selections.
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The concluding chapter is an attempt to place the legacy of the war in Mississippi in a perspective that extends beyond the battlefield. The economic devastation and racial upheaval that came with the war sent shock waves through many succeeding gen- Page 10 erations of Mississippians. The final chapter contains a brief overview of the decades after the war and a comment on present-day thinking in Mississippi regarding this important event. That chapter is followed by several sections providing further information.
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But that had not stopped him at Pea Ridge, and it would not stop him now. Sterling Price's army had stopped for a rest at Baldwyn after its re- Page 24 treat from Iuka. On September 28, Price's men finally joined up with Van Dorn and his force from Vicksburg at the town of Ripley, southwest of Corinth. Revealing the nature of his strategic goal, Van Dorn named the combined forces the Army of West Tennessee. The army included Price's divisions under Louis Hébert and Dabney Maury and another division commanded by Major General Mansfield Lovell, who had been scathed in the southern press for giving up New Orleans without much of a fight earlier in the year.