Timothy B. Smith
Early Struggles for Vicksburg
Airdate: 07/07/2022 @ 3:30 pm CST
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In Early Struggles for Vicksburg, Tim Smith covers the first phase of the Vicksburg campaign, involving perhaps the most wide-ranging and complex series of efforts seen in the entire campaign. The operations covered six states, consisted of four intertwined mini campaigns, and saw the involvement of everything from cavalry raids to naval operations in addition to pitched land battles in Ulysses S. Grant’s first attempts to reach Vicksburg.
Bjorn Skaptason holds a M.A. in history from Loyola University Chicago. He has published essays on Ambrose Bierce at Shiloh for the Ambrose Bierce Project Journal, on the United States Colored Troops in the campaign and battle of Brice’s Crossroads for the West Tennessee Historical Society Papers, and in the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society on The Chicago Light Artillery. A dealer in antiquarian books, Bjorn produces and guest hosts A House Divided for Author’s Voice®, a live book discussion program streamed from Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. in Chicago.