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The Resource Record of the organizations engaged in the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg, John S. Kountz ; with an introduction by Timothy B. Smith

Record of the organizations engaged in the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg, John S. Kountz ; with an introduction by Timothy B. Smith

Label
Record of the organizations engaged in the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg
Title
Record of the organizations engaged in the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg
Statement of responsibility
John S. Kountz ; with an introduction by Timothy B. Smith
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Large numbers of Civil War veterans remembered and reminisced about their war experiences, but only a relative few dedicated the rest of their lives to the task of commemorating their long-ago deeds. John S. Kountz was one of this latter group. Kountz joined the Thirty-seventh Ohio Infantry in September 1861 as a fifteen-year-old drummer boy and later, under General William T. Sherman, endured the long siege at Vicksburg before helping to win control of the city in July 1863. In 1899 the War Department appointed Kountz as the official historian at the newly designated Vicksburg National Military Park. As part of his duties, he produced two major works, an organizational chronicle of the armies that fought at Vicksburg and an unpublished narrative of the campaign and siege. This welcome volume presents both of these extremely rare documents together for the first time, providing a valuable resource for a new generation of scholars and enthusiasts. Record of the Organizations Engaged in the Campaign, Siege, and Defense of Vicksburg was published in a limited edition by the Government Printing Office in 1901 and offered visitors and historians a detailed examination of the various commands that fought at Vicksburg. The record has long been an essential but hard-to-find source for historians. Kountz & rsquo;s impressive 116-page campaign overview is rarer still. Because of turnover at the park and Kountz & rsquo;s death in 1909, the manuscript never saw publication and has, until now, lain buried in the archives at Vicksburg. Offering an unbiased account of both sides of the battle, it delves into the minds of the commanders, examines their decision-making processes, and articulates several opinions that have sparked debate ever since. With a new introduction by noted historian Timothy B. Smith, this significant work makes widely available an important history by a participant in the action and opens a fascinating window into the history of Civil War scholarship
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1846-1909
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kountz, John S.
Dewey number
973.7/344
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
E475.27
LC item number
.U58 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Smith, Timothy B.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kountz, John S
  • United States
  • Confederate States of America
  • Vicksburg (Miss.)
  • United States
  • Vicksburg National Military Park (Miss.)
  • Kountz, John S
  • Kountz, John S
  • Confederate States of America
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Regimental histories
  • Mississippi
  • Mississippi
  • United States
Label
Record of the organizations engaged in the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg, John S. Kountz ; with an introduction by Timothy B. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Reprint of two founding documents for the Vicksburg National Military Park"--Publisher's note
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Timothy B. Smith -- Record of the organizations engaged in the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg -- Campaign overview -- "A narrative of the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg, March 9-July 4, 1863" / John S. Kountz -- Record of the organizations / John S. Kountz -- Notes -- Index
Control code
763159352
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 186 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283282345
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)763159352
Label
Record of the organizations engaged in the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg, John S. Kountz ; with an introduction by Timothy B. Smith
Publication
Note
"Reprint of two founding documents for the Vicksburg National Military Park"--Publisher's note
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Timothy B. Smith -- Record of the organizations engaged in the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg -- Campaign overview -- "A narrative of the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg, March 9-July 4, 1863" / John S. Kountz -- Record of the organizations / John S. Kountz -- Notes -- Index
Control code
763159352
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 186 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283282345
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)763159352

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