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Sherman's Mississippi campaign / Buck T. Foster.

E-book E-book (©2006.)
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 215 pages) : illustrations
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2006.

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  • ISBN: 9780817381325
  • ISBN: 0817381325
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-209) and index.
Contents: Sherman's transformation -- The plan -- "We whipped him handsomely" -- "A miss is as good as a mile" -- Meridian falls -- "One of the most pestiferous nests-- in all the limits of Dixie" -- An opportunity lost -- "Meridian-- no longer exists."
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Summary: The rehearsal for the March to the Sea. With the fall of Vicksburg to Union forces in mid-1863, the Federals began work to extend and consolidate their hold on the lower Mississippi Valley. As a part of this plan, Major General William Tecumseh Sherman set out from Vicksburg on February 3, 1864, with an army of some 25,000 infantry and a battalion of cavalry. They expected to be joined by another Union force moving south from Memphis and supported themselves off the land as they traveled due east across Mississippi. Sherman entered Meridian on February 14 and thoroughly destroyed its railroad.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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Foster, Buckley Thomas. "Sherman's Mississippi campaign." Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2006.
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