Holly Springs

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-11-09
  • Publisher: History Pr
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Midway between Memphis and New Orleans, overlooking the Mississippi River, Vicksburg was essential to both the Union and the Confederacy. In 1862, fiery Confederate General Earl Van Dorn turned back Union attempts to take the city by Admiral David Farragut and General Ulysses S. Grant. Van Dorn's weapons were boldness and surprise first with the CSS Arkansas and then with his daring raid on Holly Springs, Mississippi. By the time Grant finally took Vicksburg, in 1863, Van Dorn was dead, killed by a jealous husband. Historian Brandon H. Beck recounts the settings, the tactics and the memories of this exciting chapter of Civil War history. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 9
Introductionp. 11
Vicksburg: "Mississippians Don't Know, and Refuse to Learn, How to Surrender"p. 13
"Our Bold Young Leader" and the CSS Arkansasp. 27
General Van Dorn and Colonel Murphy: Charges Dismissedp. 48
Holly Springs and the Mississippi Central Railroadp. 54
Grant: On the Square in Oxfordp. 58
"Van Dorn, Than Whom No Braver Man Lives"p. 70
Van Dorn on the Square in Holly Springsp. 84
Lifelines and the "Rending Pain of Memory"p. 93
Notesp. 101
Bibliographyp. 115
About the Authorp. 125
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