Ulysses S. Grant initiates several projects designed for the Federals to cut their way toward Vicksburg, Mississippi. The project involving Yazoo Pass becomes the one most likely to succeed.
Tag: Army of the Tennessee
The Next Vicksburg Offensive Begins
Ulysses S. Grant arrives at Young’s Point to begin his third attempt to capture the Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg, but one of his subordinates has a problem with him.
Vicksburg: Grant Takes Command
Ulysses S. Grant steams down the Mississippi River to discuss the new upcoming campaign against Vicksburg, and he decides to lead it himself.
Rescinding the Jewish Exclusion Order
President Abraham Lincoln directs General-in-Chief Henry W. Halleck to order Ulysses S. Grant to rescind his controversial General Order No. 11.
The Holly Springs Raid
Earl Van Dorn leads a Confederate cavalry raid that temporarily stops Ulysses S. Grant’s Federal drive on Vicksburg.
Vicksburg: Federal Command Clarified
Ulysses S. Grant tends to administrative duties in Mississippi, and the question of whether Grant or John A. McClernand would lead a Federal army against Vicksburg is finally clarified by Washington.