That Fred Grant would be permitted even encouraged to accompany his father on such a dangerous campaign shows modern readers a real Three children--a girl from a prominent Vicksburg family, the son of a minister, and Ulysses S. I do not think a child could have passed through what I did and have forgotten it. I also lo Truly fascinating look at the Battle for Vicksburg during the Civil War. A well written, brief overview for young adult readers of the siege of Vicksburg as seen primarily through the eyes of three children that were present during the long campaign including Frederick Grant, the son of U. There are also lots of extra information in the book.
Warren follows Confederate children Lucy McRae and Willie Lord as they and their families flee their homes and head into the honeycomb of caves dug into the Vicksburg hillsides, where the threat of cave-ins was a major worry. What happened next helped change the course of the Civil War. Detailed map showing roads, streets, railroads, hachures, vegetation, houses, and drainage. The book details the privations that the citizens of Vicksburg long endured and discusses the aftermath of the July 4th surrender including the fact that it wasn't until 84 years later in 1947 spurred by a visit from General Dwight Eisenhower that Independence Day was celebrated in Vicksburg for the first time since the Civil War. Binding is tight and square; no creases on spine. A great book, and the views of the three children are fascinating. The Union Army, led by General Grant, had won a number of battles against the Confederates pushing them back towards Vicksburg.
Ex-classroom copy with school sticker and grade level sticker on back cover. Sherman to keep forever, from his father, W. Particularly interesting to me were the records of Fred - 12-year-old Frederick Grant, the son of the famous General Ulysses S. During the time discussed by book, Fred is shot in a battle, Lucy is nearly buried alive by exploding ordnance, and Willie loses most of his possessions to looting. On May 16, he defeated a force under General John C.
He saw the horrors of war firsthand and suffered from illness and from a bullet wound that almost cost him his leg. The Battle On May 18, 1863, Grant's army approached Vicksburg. During the time discussed by book, Fred is shot in a battle, Lucy is nearly buried alive This was really interesting, especially for a person who was born 74 miles from Vicksburg and has moved less than 40 miles away. On the Union side, twelve-year-old Frederick Grant has come to visit his father, General Ulysses S. In 1863, Union troops intend to silence the cannons guarding the Mississippi River at Vicksburg even if they have to take the city by siege. This was a wonderfully informative look at the Battle of Vicksburg.
The reader feels like he is transported back in time as the author describes the noises, smells and society back then. On July 4, 1863, the Confederates had had enough. This story of the siege of Vicksburg, is told with particular attention to the points of view of three children: Lucy McRae, a girl from a wealthy Vicksburg, Willie Lord, the son of a minister in Vicksburg, and Fred Grant,the son of General Grant. Lord, whose leg was caught and held by it, gave the alarm that a child was buried. Terrified townspeople, including Lucy and Willie, take shelter in caves - enduring heat, snakes, and near suffocation.
Results The Siege of Vicksburg was a great victory for the Union. In addition to not having food, the city was constantly being bombed. The story isn't just about the three children though; there are details about others who lived in Vicksburg. General Grant had to capture Vicksburg for the Union Army to succeed in conquering the South, but the people of Vicksburg were very strong in their support of the Southern cause and were protected by the geography around their town. This is a brilliant book and I would highly recommend it to teachers and children interested in teaching or learning about the Civil War.
The city of Vicksburg is located on the Mississippi River. Because of malnutrition, many of the soldiers became sick from diseases like scurvy, dysentery, and malaria. Food supplies dwindled to almost nothing, and injured and sick Confederate soldiers overflowed local and military hospitals. To hasten surrender, they are shelling Vicksburg night and day. Not only is this an excellent read but it would make a good classroom resource to teach on the Civil War and emancipation. Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D. Frederick was there voluntarily, but Lucy and Willie were trapped by an invading army, and they endured suffering no child should have to experience.
The book tells what the civilians in the city had to do in order to survive, which was basically dig holes in hillsides or the ground and try to avoid the shells falling into the city. The city of 5,000 residents was located on the river, half way between Memphis to the north and New Orleans to the south. Battery of the Sherman Vicksburg by Unknown Grant then decided to lay siege to the city. The story isn't just about the three children though; there are details about others who lived in Vicksburg. Lots of cool facts along with a personalized view of the 47 day siege.