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Author Kionka, T. K., 1948-

Title Key command [electronic resource] : Ulysses S. Grant's district of Cairo / T.K. Kionka.

Imprint Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xii, 229 p. : ill., map.
Series Shades of blue and gray series
Shades of blue and gray series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-224) and index.
Contents Company town -- South Illinois -- Ready for the scratch -- This awful sickly place -- Lively times in Cairo -- Mischief -- Comfort for our boys -- Night and day and Sunday : the Navy -- A brave set of men -- Nothing of importance -- The Cairo ring -- Necessary goods -- Gone up the river -- Burden of war -- Illumination.
Summary "From his command post in Cairo, Illinois, Grant led troops to Union victories at Belmont, Fort Henry, and Fort Donelson. Kionka interweaves the story of Grant's military successes and advancement with a social history of Cairo, highlighting the area's economic gains and the contributions of civilian volunteers through first-person accounts"--Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885 -- Headquarters -- Illinois -- Cairo.
Cairo (Ill.) -- History, Military -- 19th century.
Illinois -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 0826216552 (hard cover : alk. paper)

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