Best book on the campaign....

Lincoln56

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The Ed Bearss trilogy (which you mentioned) is still the gold standard in my opinion despite being 30 years old now.

Ninety-Eight Days: Geographers View the Vicksburg Campaign by Warren E. Graubau
This is currently out of print and has become hard to find, there are 68 maps

Vicksburg: Grant's Campaign That Broke the Confederacy by Donald L. Miller

Vicksburg is the Key: The Struggle for the Mississippi River By William L. Shea

Everything listed below is not a one volume study of the entire campaign but thought you might be interested.

Any Book by Timothy B. Smith:

Champion's Hill: Decisive Battle for Vicksburg

The Decision Was Always My Own: Ulysses S. Grant and the Vicksburg Campaign

The Union Assaults at Vicksburg: Grant Attacks Pemberton, May 17-22 1863

The Siege of Vicksburg: Climax of the Campaign to Open the Mississippi River, May 23 - July 4, 1863 - Due out June 5, 2021
 
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Lincoln56

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This is a testimony to how Ninety-Eight Days is currently valued - going for $734.00 on Amazon and between $1,500.00 and $2,378.00 on Abe Books. Agree is a travesty this is out of print.

Perhaps Ted Savas might have an interest in reprinting as he’s just released a reprint of the Ed Bearss Vicksburg trilogy.

I neglected to mention in post #2 that there is the book ‘The Beleaguered City’ by Shelby Foote which is a stand alone single volume adaptation of the Vicksburg content from his larger trilogy history.

As mentioned above by others, agree ‘Grant Wins the War’ is a good read as is Ballard’s ‘Vicksburg’.
 
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As you can see there are many great books on Vicksburg, Other than Ed's book Here are my 2 favorites.

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The Ed Bearss trilogy (which you mentioned) is still the gold standard in my opinion despite being 30 years old now.

Ninety-Eight Days: Geographers View the Vicksburg Campaign by Warren E. Graubau
This is currently out of print and has become hard to find, there are 68 maps

Vicksburg: Grant's Campaign That Broke the Confederacy by Donald L. Miller

Vicksburg is the Key: The Struggle for the Mississippi River By William L. Shea

Everything listed below is not a one volume study of the entire campaign but thought you might be interested.

Any Book by Timothy B. Smith:

Champion's Hill: Decisive Battle for Vicksburg

The Decision Was Always My Own: Ulysses S. Grant and the Vicksburg Campaign

The Union Assaults at Vicksburg: Grant Attacks Pemberton, May 17-22 1863

The Siege of Vicksburg: Climax of the Campaign to Open the Mississippi River, May 23 - July 4, 1863 - Due out June 5, 2021
All are excellent. I'd only add the SIU essay collections (which include Tim's excellent essay on the Big Black River Bridge fight)
 

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Thank you for the choices I appreciate it!!!! Looks like some great books (Im not quite sure which one I will wind up with - I'm still trying to find a way to get the Bearss set from Savas Beattie without getting myself divorced..lol)

Ken
 

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The Siege of Vicksburg: Climax of the Campaign to Open the Mississippi River, May 23 - July 4, 1863 - Due out June 5, 2021
I need to place my order. It would be a nice birthday present and finish his trilogy on Vicksburg----plus an additional one on Grierson's Raid which occurred during the campaign.
 

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I need to place my order. It would be a nice birthday present and finish his trilogy on Vicksburg----plus an additional one on Grierson's Raid which occurred during the campaign.
Looking forward to this as well. Wondering what subject Mr. Smith will tackle next?
 

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What book is part of this series other than the Assaults in May?
@Lincoln56 listed them above.

Books by Timothy B. Smith:

1- Champion's Hill: Decisive Battle for Vicksburg (Includes Raymond and some of Jackson)
2- The Union Assaults at Vicksburg: Grant Attacks Pemberton, May 17-22 1863
3- The Siege of Vicksburg: Climax of the Campaign to Open the Mississippi River, May 23 - July 4, 1863 - Due out June 5, 2021

I would include as part of that campaign:
4- "The Read Horse Soldiers"

5 of books that I own by Smith. (One is open to show the title page as the front cover didn't have the title and I lost the jacket). I have read one other but do not own it.
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Okay. I guess I don't consider Champion Hill as part of a series, it's a stand-alone. That's where the miscommunication is.
 
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