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    Receding Tide
    Receding Tide
    Vicksburg and Gettysburg - The Campaigns That Changed the Civil War
    A single day: July 4, 1863, brought to a conclusion two of the most infamous battles of the Civil War. In the west, after six months under siege, Vicksburg Mississippi, key to the vital supply lies of the Mississippi River, would capitulate to Union forces led by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Gen. Robert E. Lee's response to the siege at Vicksburg, a daring push to the north at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, would be turned back after three days of violent fighting. As the U.S. flag was raised over the Vicksburg courthouse and the residents of Gettysburg gazed at the destruction that surrounded them, the fate of the Confederacy had been sealed; yet nearly two more years of bitter fighting would remain. ''Receding Tide'' tells the story of these two pivotal battles through the unmistakable perspective of America's leading battlefield historian, Edwin Cole Bearss. With an intimate knowledge of terrain, tactics, and the personalities of the characters involved, Bearss draws from his popular battlefield tours to bring the story of these two epic battles - and their dramatic conclusion - vividly to life. As the former chief historian of the National Park Service and a leading expert on both Vicksburg and Gettysburg, Bearss offers readers dramatic new insights and characteristic wit as he tells the fascinating story of this dramatic day in American history.
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    Book Author
    Edwin C. Bearss and J. Parker Hills
    Genre History
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
    Format
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ISBN
    9781459667204
    Publisher
    National Geographic Society
    Age Range
    General
    Approximate delivery

    Up to 20 business days (?)

    Publication Date
    27-Jun-2013

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