By Ron Field
The Mississippi River performed a decisive position within the American Civil conflict. The accomplice fortifications that managed the reduce Mississippi valley have been positioned to the attempt within the long Federal crusade of 1862-63. Vicksburg was once a citadel urban, referred to as the "Gibraltar of the Confederacy," whose seize is usually visible because the key to victory within the conflict. This e-book explores the fortifications of the river valley, targeting Vicksburg and its defenses which boasted a community of forts, rifle pits, and cannon embrasures surrounding town and analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of the fortifications whilst less than siege. additionally tested are quite a few different fortified strongholds, together with New Orleans, Port Hudson, New Madrid and, forts Henry and Donelson, all lavishly illustrated with complete colour art and cutaways.