Rear-Admiral David D. Porter directs Federal naval forces to stop the flow of supplies on the Red River in the continuing Federal effort to capture both Vicksburg and Port Hudson.
Tag: Vicksburg Campaign
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.
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.
McClernand’s Wild-Goose Chase
Ulysses S. Grant disapproves of John A. McClernand’s unauthorized capture of Fort Hindman, and McClernand tries going over Grant’s head to justify his actions.