Federal Admiral David D. Porter concedes that yet another effort to reach Vicksburg using the vast network of waterways to the north has failed.
Tag: Ulysses S. Grant
Federals Finally Clear Yazoo Pass
A Federal army-navy expeditionary force struggles to get through Yazoo Pass in an effort to get at the Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Projects Designed to Capture Vicksburg
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.
The Right to Command the Expedition
John A. McClernand continues to protest that he should lead the Federal expedition against Vicksburg, while Ulysses S. Grant proceeds to go ahead and lead it himself, despite criticisms from his subordinates.
Vicksburg: Grant Asserts Authority
Ulysses S. Grant continues planning his next Vicksburg offensive while dealing with a disgruntled subordinate.
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.