(From the publisher):
Vicksburg is the key to the Mississippi River, the linchpin of the Confederacy, and Abraham Lincoln wants that key in his pocket. For almost a year the Federal army and navy have tried to dislodge the Rebels from the bluffs overlooking the river, but the Yankees have gained nothing. Finally Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, the hero of Forts Henry and Donelson and the battle of Shiloh, is dispatched to take the vital city.
Meanwhile, Cory Brannon and the woman he loves, Lucille Farrell, are working with a small contingent of dedicated Southerners to keep the supply lines open to the strategic city. In the spring of 1863, as the Union Army moves closer to Vicksburg, Cory must abandon this work to undertake a vital mission, which takes him dangerously close to the Union lines in Middle Tennessee. At the end of that journey, however, he is sent on an even more dangerous mission for Nathan Bedford Forrest, and Cory is unable to return to Vicksburg - and Lucille - as quickly as he wants.
Yet success in one area of the war does not always lead to victory. Cory's labors do not prevent the inevitable, and the Yankees eventually surround and lay siege to Vicksburg. With the Northern army set to seize the city, Lucille must also cope with a friend who has some secret plans of his own. Furthermore, there are people within the city who are trying to aid the Yankee victory. Bombardment, illness, injury, and starvation all take a toll on the Vicksburg defenders and force Cory and Lucille to face decisions that threaten their lives as well as their love.
Original title: Vicksburg
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ North America→ American Civil War
Fiction→ Historical→ Sagas