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Pemberton: Defender of Vicksburg

Pemberton, John C.

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ISBN 10: 0807854433 / ISBN 13: 9780807854433
Published by Univ of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1969
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Near fine soft cover. 8vo. 350 pgs. including index, notes and appendix. Facsimile reprint of 1942 edition. Bookseller Inventory # 013197

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Title: Pemberton: Defender of Vicksburg

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

Publication Date: 1969

Binding: Soft Cover

Illustrator: B&W Illustrations

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: Reprint of 1942 Edtion

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This is the first biography of the "Defender of Vicksburg," General John C. Pemberton. A Philadelphia native, Pemberton resigned from the United States Army in 1861 to fight on the side of the South, influenced by his Virginia-born wife and by his years of service in the Southern states before the Civil War. He was made a Lieutenant General in the Confederate Army and assigned to defend Vicksburg and the Mississippi River.

Written by Pemberton's grandson and based on research in official records and family papers, this book brings to light long-neglected facts revealing the tragedy of errors that led to Vicksburg's fall. It is, in the words of historian Douglas Southall Freeman, "the fairest, as well as the fullest study of the tragedy from the viewpoint of the principal Confederate actor."

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John C. Pemberton was an attorney in New York.

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