Vicksburg: Grant’s Masterpiece
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Military historian Gregory S. Hospodor examines the year-long effort by a Union army -- under the command of Ulysses S. Grant -- to take Vicksburg, the Mississippi River stronghold that Jefferson Davis called “the nail head that holds the South’s two halves together.”
Hospodor is an associate professor in the Department of Military History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth where he was named Teacher of the Year for 2011. He is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, the University of Mississippi, and Louisiana State University, where he completed a dissertation on the Mexican War, 1846-1848.
Co-sponsored by the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Foundation.