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Under Siege!: Three Children at the Civil War Battle for Vicksburg ❴EPUB❵ ✸ Under Siege!: Three Children at the Civil War Battle for Vicksburg Author Andrea Warren – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Meet Lucy McRae and two other young people, Willie Lord and Frederick Grant, all survivors of the Civil War s Battle for Vicksburg In , Union troops intend to silence the cannons guarding the Mississi Meet Lucy McRae and two other young Three Children MOBI ð people, Willie Lord and Frederick Grant, all survivors of the Civil War s Battle for Vicksburg In , Union troops intend to silence the Under Siege!: PDF or cannons guarding the Mississippi River at Vicksburg even if they have to take the city by siege To hasten surrender, they are shelling Vicksburg night and day Terrified townspeople, including Lucy and Siege!: Three Children Epub Ù Willie, take shelter in caves enduring heat, snakes, and near suffocation On the Union side, twelve year old Frederick Grant has come to visit his father, General Ulysses S Grant, only to find himself in the midst of battle, experiencing firsthand the horrors of warLiving in a cave under the ground for six weeks I do not think a child could have passed through what I did and have forgotten it Lucy McRae, age , Period photographs, engravings, and maps extend this dramatic story as award winning author Andrea Warren re creates one of the most important Civil War battles through the eyes of ordinary townspeople, officers and enlisted men from both sides, and, above all, three brave children who were there.


10 thoughts on “Under Siege!: Three Children at the Civil War Battle for Vicksburg

  1. Valerie McEnroe Valerie McEnroe says:

    Another fantastic nonfiction book by Andrea Warren I didn t realize how little I knew about the battle of Vicksburg until I read this book It s one of the many battles that gets glossed over in textbooks, and is described in such a tediously boring way, that you wouldn t remember a thing anyway Authors like Andrea Warren are trying to remedy that.Vicksburg was a flourishing southern city on the Mississippi River at the start of the Civil War Control of the Mississippi River was considered es Another fantastic nonfiction book by Andrea Warren I didn t realize how little I knew about the battle of Vicksburg until I read this book It s one of the many battles that gets glossed over in textbooks, and is described in such a tediously boring way, that you wouldn t remember a thing anyway Authors like Andrea Warren are trying to remedy that.Vicksburg was a flourishing southern city on the Mississippi River at the start of the Civil War Control of the Mississippi River was considered essential to winning the war and the Union Army would stop at nothing to get it Vicksburg had the advantage over any army hoping to take the city from the river After several attempts, General Grant decided they needed to come at the city from the land He circled around to Jackson then pushed the Confederate Army back to Vicksburg With General Sherman positioned on the river, Vicksburg was surrounded For 47 days, the Union Army barraged the city with constant cannon fire Families abandoned their mansions and dug makeshift homes into the hillside Supplies and food were cut off and surrender was inevitable Confederate General Pemberton surrendered to Grant on July 4th, 1863, one day after the disastrous southern loss at Gettysburg.Andrea Warren writes in a non textbook way She researches real people and lays out the events from their perspectives She provides the details that textbooks leave out I have now read three of her books, all excellent, and can say with certainty that you can t go wrong with any of her books


  2. Anthony Bracciante Anthony Bracciante says:

    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.S Grant, who turned 13 during the siege and was wounded in the leg by a Confederate sharpshooter 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 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.S Grant, who turned 13 during the siege and was wounded in the leg by a Confederate sharpshooter 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


  3. Laurel Laurel says:

    well written clear accounts good details even for kids on the seige and its after effects I like how it was written with perspectives of children and complemented with others accounts.


  4. Emma Emma says:

    DNF not even all the way through the first chapter I got sooooooo bored with this book, I really wanted to like it, but I couldn t Please don t kill me


  5. David David says:

    This is a very well written book on the siege of Vicksburg during the US Civil War The author does a nice job of painting the colorful background of Vicksburg in the 1860 s The reader feels like he is transported back in time as the author describes the noises, smells and society back then She also delves into our countries dark history of slavery and how it was perceived by Vicksburg s residents one interesting note is there were Rebel sharpshooters who were black this unnerved the union s This is a very well written book on the siege of Vicksburg during the US Civil War The author does a nice job of painting the colorful background of Vicksburg in the 1860 s The reader feels like he is transported back in time as the author describes the noises, smells and society back then She also delves into our countries dark history of slavery and how it was perceived by Vicksburg s residents one interesting note is there were Rebel sharpshooters who were black this unnerved the union since they assumed all blacks supported the North Not only does this interesting and informative book provide a wealth of information about the military campaign leading up to the siege and a detailed account of the siege and the Confederate surrender, it also focuses on the experiences and views of three children involved in the siege On the Union side, Frederick Grant age 12 accompanied his father, General Ulysses S Grant, through most of the Vicksburg campaign and on the Confederate side, Lucy McRae 10 and Willie Lord 11 both endured the miserable conditions of the caves with members of their households It is interesting to note that Vicksburg residents dug tunnels and caves in the hills to save themselves from the bombardment There are many period photographs BW and maps to orient the reader to what was taking place back then The book also covers the various strategies most failed that Sherman and Grant tried in order to take Vicksburg like assaulting from the swamp, digging a new channel in the Mississippi, alternate routes through the bayou Not only is this an excellent read but it would make a good classroom resource to teach on the Civil War and emancipation End of book has extra information about the war and what happened to the people highlighted in the book


  6. Mary Mary says:

    We hope to take an October road trip down the Mississippi River stopping in Vicksburg, Natchez, and Baton Rouge I thought it would be good to prepare for our visits by reading some books on the area and this one was perfect It was an easy read, written for Young Adults, with photos all good It featured three children, two Confederate sympathizers who lived in Vicksburg through the 47 days of siege and then also Frederick Grant, son of US Grant, who stayed with his father in the Union camps We hope to take an October road trip down the Mississippi River stopping in Vicksburg, Natchez, and Baton Rouge I thought it would be good to prepare for our visits by reading some books on the area and this one was perfect It was an easy read, written for Young Adults, with photos all good It featured three children, two Confederate sympathizers who lived in Vicksburg through the 47 days of siege and then also Frederick Grant, son of US Grant, who stayed with his father in the Union camps The book is based on their reminiscences written years later.Warren certainly presents the horrors of war She is pretty even handed about both sides She mentions the slaves who want to be free but are loyal to their masters She mentions the cruel and wasteful destruction of the Union troops smashing good china, destroying books, burning crops but also their giving food to the starving Vicksburg residents and defeated Rebel troops My picture of a gracious, antebellum city may be changed by the picture Warren presents but our visit will be enriched by my reading this book


  7. Sarah Crawford Sarah Crawford says:

    This is a very, very fascinating book about the siege of Vicksburg during the Civil War It s told by focusing on three children who were involved in one way or another in the siege One is Lucy, who is ten, and who comes from a rather rich family Another is Willie, who is eleven, and whose father is a minister The last one is Frederick who is twelve and is Ulysses S Grant s son.The book tells what the civilians in the city had to do in order to survive, which was basically dig holes in hill This is a very, very fascinating book about the siege of Vicksburg during the Civil War It s told by focusing on three children who were involved in one way or another in the siege One is Lucy, who is ten, and who comes from a rather rich family Another is Willie, who is eleven, and whose father is a minister The last one is Frederick who is twelve and is Ulysses S Grant s son.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 There were also major problems with food running out and injuries to soldiers and civilians.The book goes into the build up to the siege, how the various armies involved maneuvered around, the fortifications that that city had, and how one Southern general failed to come to the aid of the city.There are also lots of extra information in the book


  8. Adele Adele says:

    This was really interesting, especially for a person who was born 74 miles from Vicksburg and has moved less than 40 miles away 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 The siege itself lasted 47 days 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 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 The siege itself lasted 47 days 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 Those are not even the most important events of this book.When the city was under siege, people sought shelter from the minie balls and shells by digging caves in the hillsides of the town They spent hours at a time hiding in the caves listening to explosions overhead This is really muchof a general history of s siege than a set of character studies


  9. Emily Emily says:

    Well written telling of the heart wrenching siege of Vicksburg, focusing on three youngsters two children in the besieged city and General Grant s son Ms Warren effectively portrays the hardships of war on both sides in an age appropriate way She adds little details and asides from primary sources that really make the account come to life The facts are all there, but they are couched in such an interesting narrative that you learn without realizing it, while truly feeling for all those who Well written telling of the heart wrenching siege of Vicksburg, focusing on three youngsters two children in the besieged city and General Grant s son Ms Warren effectively portrays the hardships of war on both sides in an age appropriate way She adds little details and asides from primary sources that really make the account come to life The facts are all there, but they are couched in such an interesting narrative that you learn without realizing it, while truly feeling for all those who are suffering Lots of photographs of the people and town of Vicksburg, too.Forbook reviews, come visit my blog, Build Enough Bookshelves


  10. Kathy Kathy says:

    Fantastic coverage of the battle over Vicksburg during the American Civil War It covers not only the battles and dates, but really concentrates on how several people experienced the siege first hand, concentrating mostly on 3 children Lucy McRae and Willie Lord in Vicksburg, and Frederick Grant son of Ulysses with the Union Army 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 S Fantastic coverage of the battle over Vicksburg during the American Civil War It covers not only the battles and dates, but really concentrates on how several people experienced the siege first hand, concentrating mostly on 3 children Lucy McRae and Willie Lord in Vicksburg, and Frederick Grant son of Ulysses with the Union Army 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 Did you know that black sharpshooters worked for the Rebs Lots of cool facts along with a personalized view of the 47 day siege


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