Mississippi Important Role In The War Between The States. Published By Mississippi Commission on The War Between The States. This book is in good condition.The dust jacket cover has a little fraying on the ends. Pages are clean and clear. Fascinating fold out maps of historic battles-please see pictures example. Inside cover has a pasted down label. To take us lands away! Small writing on upper right hand cover of inside 1st page-please see picture. Please contact me with any questions.
Decision in Mississippi is typical Ed in terms of style, depth, and content. This book precedes his monumental 3 vol. History of the Vicksburg Campaign and about three-fourths of DIM's content is made up of chapters that would later appear in the trilogy. What you won't find anywhere else is a 60-page article on the battle of Iuka, and chapters dealing with various Federal cavalry raids in SW Mississippi during the late summer and fall of 1864.
The Battle of Woodville is detailed here along with the failed Union mounted raids on the Mobile and Ohio depots during Hood's Tennessee campaign. Another thing of note is how serious Civil War military history was treated by local and state organizations in this period long before I was born, when these commissions would fund the research and writing of a 630 page scholarly CW military history.
As an avid reader and collector of Bearss's work it is clear how much of it has benefitted from these groups, undoubtedly spawned by the Centennial. More information from the back cover of book.A happy combination of circumstances found Edwin C. Bearss stationed at the Vicksburg Mississippi National Military Park as Regional Research Historian of Region I of the National Park Service when the Civil War Centennial began. Bears' contributions to the efforts of those engaged in the commemoration in Mississippi, and especially his work for the Mississippi Commission on the War Between the States, has been invaluable. He began a life long romance with the Civil War when, as a boy of ten, he named cows on his father's ranch after Civil War generals.
He studied at Georgetown University and later, at Indiana University, where he received his MA in history. During World War II, he was.
With a Marine raider battalion in the invasions of Guadalcanal and New Britian. Bearss was organizer of the Civil War Round Table of Mississippi. He has made an intensive study of the Vicksburg campaign and the wide area of activities related thereto, and has made a number of discoveries that add to the general knowledge of the subject and.
He has also made intensive studies of Stones River, Five Forks, Wilson's Creek and Fort Donelson operations. He made an historical survey of Pea Ridge National Military Park at Rogers, Arkansas and of the Wilson Creek National Battlefield for the National Park Service.He, and Vicksburg companions, located the sunken Union gunboat, Cairo, in the Yazoo River. Bears received the Harry Truman Award for Meritorious Service in the Field of Civil War History. Previous Truman awards were given to Bruce Catton, editor of American Heritage, and to Dr. Allan Nevins, Chairman of the National Civil War Centennial Com. Mission and Pulitzer Prize winning historian. Wilson's Creek and Fort Donelson operations. He, and Vicksburg companions, located the sunken Union gun. Boat, Cairo, in the Yazoo River.
Bears received the Harry Truman Award for Meritorious. Service in the Field of Civil War History. Allan Nevins, Chairman of the National Civil War Centennial Commission and Pulitzer Prize winning historian. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible".The seller is "serenemississippitreasure" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.