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Vicksburg is the fifth volume in a series of historical novels spanning the Civil War featuring the Brannon family of Culpeper County, Virginia. The focus turns to the west and the Southern stronghold of Vicksburg, Mississippi, where Cory Brannon is working to keep the town supplied by wagon train and railroad from Texas. Vicksburg is the key to the Mississippi River and t Vicksburg is the fifth volume in a series of historical novels spanning the Civil War featuring the Brannon family of Culpeper County, Virginia. The focus turns to the west and the Southern stronghold of Vicksburg, Mississippi, where Cory Brannon is working to keep the town supplied by wagon train and railroad from Texas. Vicksburg is the key to the Mississippi River and the future of the Confederacy. For almost a year the Federal army and navy have tried to dislodge the Confederates, but they have gained nothing. Finally, Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, the hero of the battles at Forts Henry and Donelson and the battle of Shiloh, is dispatched to take the town. Cory and the woman he loves, Lucille Farrell, are working with her uncle, Col. Charles Thompson, and a small contingent of dedicated Southerners. In the spring of 1863, as the Union army begins to close in, Cory must abandon that venture to take on a vital mission for Confederate Gen. John Pemberton, the commander in charge of Vicksburg's defenses. At the end of Cory's journey, however, is an even more dangerous foray into Western Tennessee and over the border into Kentucky with the horse soldiers of Nathan Bedford Forrest, Cory's mentor from the battle of Shiloh. To help save Vicksburg, Cory becomes a cavalry raider and even a spy. Yet his efforts cannot prevent the inevitable as the Yankees eventually surround and lay siege to Vicksburg. with the Northern army set to seize the city, Lucille must also cope with additional challenges as she encounters a returning friend with secret plans of his own. The Federal bombardment, illness, injury, and starvation all take their toll on the defenders of Vicksburg, forcing Cory and Lucilleto face decisions that threaten not only their love but their very lives.


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Vicksburg is the fifth volume in a series of historical novels spanning the Civil War featuring the Brannon family of Culpeper County, Virginia. The focus turns to the west and the Southern stronghold of Vicksburg, Mississippi, where Cory Brannon is working to keep the town supplied by wagon train and railroad from Texas. Vicksburg is the key to the Mississippi River and t Vicksburg is the fifth volume in a series of historical novels spanning the Civil War featuring the Brannon family of Culpeper County, Virginia. The focus turns to the west and the Southern stronghold of Vicksburg, Mississippi, where Cory Brannon is working to keep the town supplied by wagon train and railroad from Texas. Vicksburg is the key to the Mississippi River and the future of the Confederacy. For almost a year the Federal army and navy have tried to dislodge the Confederates, but they have gained nothing. Finally, Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, the hero of the battles at Forts Henry and Donelson and the battle of Shiloh, is dispatched to take the town. Cory and the woman he loves, Lucille Farrell, are working with her uncle, Col. Charles Thompson, and a small contingent of dedicated Southerners. In the spring of 1863, as the Union army begins to close in, Cory must abandon that venture to take on a vital mission for Confederate Gen. John Pemberton, the commander in charge of Vicksburg's defenses. At the end of Cory's journey, however, is an even more dangerous foray into Western Tennessee and over the border into Kentucky with the horse soldiers of Nathan Bedford Forrest, Cory's mentor from the battle of Shiloh. To help save Vicksburg, Cory becomes a cavalry raider and even a spy. Yet his efforts cannot prevent the inevitable as the Yankees eventually surround and lay siege to Vicksburg. with the Northern army set to seize the city, Lucille must also cope with additional challenges as she encounters a returning friend with secret plans of his own. The Federal bombardment, illness, injury, and starvation all take their toll on the defenders of Vicksburg, forcing Cory and Lucilleto face decisions that threaten not only their love but their very lives.

30 review for Vicksburg

  1. 5 out of 5

    Mary

    This book is more about Cory and Lucille. We also get to experience the days leading to and the days of the siege of Vicksburg. The series continues to hold me. I am glad I came upon the series at the time that I did so I can read all of them and won't have to wait for the next to be published. This book is more about Cory and Lucille. We also get to experience the days leading to and the days of the siege of Vicksburg. The series continues to hold me. I am glad I came upon the series at the time that I did so I can read all of them and won't have to wait for the next to be published.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Chris

    I enjoyed the 5th book in the Civil War series and really do like the characters of Cory and Lucille. Vicksburg is one of the turning points in the Civil War and I thought that the author spent a little too much time on the love story between the two main characters and a not enough time on the actual siege of the city. The one part I truly enjoyed was the battles with an infamous confederate general, Nathan Bedford Forrest! The story has many historical points, but I was hoping for even more de I enjoyed the 5th book in the Civil War series and really do like the characters of Cory and Lucille. Vicksburg is one of the turning points in the Civil War and I thought that the author spent a little too much time on the love story between the two main characters and a not enough time on the actual siege of the city. The one part I truly enjoyed was the battles with an infamous confederate general, Nathan Bedford Forrest! The story has many historical points, but I was hoping for even more detail leading up to this Union victory.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    Another good installment in book five of this ten book series. This one was focused on one of the characters Cory and his helping with defending Vicksburg though he was not actually in the army. He was with General Nathan Bedford Forrest and describes in good detail the horrors of war.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Mary Patterson

    Learning more about the everday conditions during the Civil War than any history book ever had. It may not all the true but neither was Scarlett O"hara. Learning more about the everday conditions during the Civil War than any history book ever had. It may not all the true but neither was Scarlett O"hara.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Mary Ellen Woods

    This entire series is a 3.5 so I'm alternating between a 3 and 4. This entire series is a 3.5 so I'm alternating between a 3 and 4.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Lloyd Hinkle

    The author presents how the events of the Civil War effect a family in Virginia. This approach to the history of the Civil War gives it more meaning

  7. 5 out of 5

    Linda Munro

    The ficticious Cory Brennon is sent as a civilian curriour as a means of securing aid for Vicksburg defenses. After his mission is accomplished he acts as a spy, securing much needed percussion caps for the Confederacy, after which he accompanies Gen. Nathan Bedford Forest on a mission to destroy RR tracks which would otherwise allow the Yankees easier access to Vicksburg. This delay keeps Cory from his Christmas Eve wedding date. Finally returning to Vicksburg, Cory, torn between his love for L The ficticious Cory Brennon is sent as a civilian curriour as a means of securing aid for Vicksburg defenses. After his mission is accomplished he acts as a spy, securing much needed percussion caps for the Confederacy, after which he accompanies Gen. Nathan Bedford Forest on a mission to destroy RR tracks which would otherwise allow the Yankees easier access to Vicksburg. This delay keeps Cory from his Christmas Eve wedding date. Finally returning to Vicksburg, Cory, torn between his love for Lucille and the safety of their home, accompanies Lucille's Uncle, Col. Charles Thompson on yet another mission to halt the inevitable. As Vicksburg finally falls, Cory and Lucille are wed in the shelter beneath her uncle's home.... the Brennon family saga in the Civil War continunes...

  8. 4 out of 5

    Debbie

    Another excellent edition in the Civil War series. In this episode we spend most of our time down South with Cory as he fights the Yankees and tries to finally tie the knot with Lucille. I didn't really care for Cory when he was first introduced but he has grown into a good, strong character. Looking forward to book 6, Gettysburg and back to Mac and Will. What about Titus? And can we please learn a little more about Cordelia? Another excellent edition in the Civil War series. In this episode we spend most of our time down South with Cory as he fights the Yankees and tries to finally tie the knot with Lucille. I didn't really care for Cory when he was first introduced but he has grown into a good, strong character. Looking forward to book 6, Gettysburg and back to Mac and Will. What about Titus? And can we please learn a little more about Cordelia?

  9. 5 out of 5

    James Johnson

    This wasn't a literary masterpiece and the author's characters seemed very one dimensional and unrealistic but the story held my attention and the author did succeed in making me care about Cory and Lucille. This wasn't a literary masterpiece and the author's characters seemed very one dimensional and unrealistic but the story held my attention and the author did succeed in making me care about Cory and Lucille.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Josh

    Finally, the story came back to Cory B, and it takes up the entire book. Another enjoyable 'listen' from the series. Finally, the story came back to Cory B, and it takes up the entire book. Another enjoyable 'listen' from the series.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Eric

    An almost juvenile treatment of personalities surrounding Vicksburg up to and at the time of its fall to Grant in 1863.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Hank Pharis

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  13. 4 out of 5

    Thomas

    Thought I was getting nonfiction, but I goofed on that. As fiction, it doesn't really hold my interest, although I might have liked it at the age of 12. Thought I was getting nonfiction, but I goofed on that. As fiction, it doesn't really hold my interest, although I might have liked it at the age of 12.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kat Wood

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jeff

  16. 5 out of 5

    Lid

  17. 5 out of 5

    John

  18. 4 out of 5

    Emily

  19. 4 out of 5

    Shandra

  20. 4 out of 5

    Art

  21. 4 out of 5

    James

  22. 5 out of 5

    Dan

  23. 5 out of 5

    Meg

  24. 5 out of 5

    Bradley Harris

  25. 5 out of 5

    Debbie

  26. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

  27. 5 out of 5

    Misty

  28. 5 out of 5

    Nick

  29. 5 out of 5

    Malia

  30. 5 out of 5

    Joseph Hodge

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