- Paperback: 94 pages
- Publisher: Burd Street Press; First Edition edition (November 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0942597931
- ISBN-13: 978-0942597936
- Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.6 x 0.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.1 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,899,726 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Grant's Canal: The Union's Attempt to Bypass Vicksburg Paperback – November, 1995
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I enjoyed this short retelling of the efforts to dig a canal across the base of De Soto Point. The author writes in an engaging style and is as qualified as anyone to write this piece. The maps are numerous and give the reader a clear idea of what the Union troops were trying to do. I also managed to pick up a signed copy of the book, much to my delight. Although this is not the only monograph covering Grant's Canal (both Bearss' monumental 3-volume work on Vicksburg and a BGES pamphlet also do so to some extent), I would recommend picking this one up. Anyone interested in the Vicksburg Campaign or the war in the west should own a copy. 88 pp., 14 maps
Short and to the point, Bastian's account of Grant's Canal is a welcome addition to the literature detailing the activities around Vicksburg in 1862-63. Heavily illustrated, it also contains numerous maps and regimental summary reports of casualties caused by disease (by the end of the Vicksburg campaign only 37% of enlisted men were fit for duty). Recommended.