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The Civil War in Louisiana

Author: John D Winters
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 1991. ©1963
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Louisiana paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"This comprehensive history fills an important gap in the story of the Civil War. Too often the war waged west of the Mississippi River has been given short shrift by historians and scholars, who have tended to focus their attention on the great battles east of the river. This book looks in detail at the military operations that occurred in Louisiana--most of them minor skirmishes, but some of them battles and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John D Winters
ISBN: 9780807117255 0807117250
OCLC Number: 25116469
Notes: First published in 1963.
Description: xiv, 534 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Part one. Prelude, 1861: The house divides --
An ounce of prevention --
The armed camp --
Blockade and naval preparations --
The pace quickens --
Part two. The curtain opens, 1862: The threat --
The queen falls --
Vicksburg, act one --
The Battle of Baton Rouge --
Rule of the beast --
Skirmishes, secessia, and expeditions --
Part three. Unvexed to the sea, 1863: Canals and stalemates --
Vicksburg, act two --
Time of indecision --
By the back door --
Port Hudson, May 27 --
Port Hudson, June 14 --
The Teche, the Mississippi, and Texas --
Minor engagements and reorganization --
Part four. The Red River campaign, 1864: The campaign opens --
Mansfield and Pleasant Hill --
"skeddaddle" --
Part five. The curtain closes, 1865: Eventide --
Surrender.
Responsibility: John D. Winters.

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Too often the war waged west of the Mississippi River has been given short shrift by historians, who have tended to focus their attention on the great battles east of the river. This book looks in  Read more...

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