Sherman's Other War: The General and the Civil War Press

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6
The March Minus Reporters

A S SPRING 1863 turned into summer, the Vicksburg siege continued. The increasingly hot, sticky weather made the dull backbreaking work of canal and trench digging correspondingly more exhausting. Progress was slow; Vicksburg seemed more impregnable each day as the Mississippi River refused to be diverted to a new channel by Federal shovels. Spirits were low, and confusion was rampant. Union forces seemed incapable of capturing the Gibraltar on the Mississippi.

Newspapers mirrored this uncertainty. Throughout that spring, contradictory rumors filled newspapers columns. As early as 22 April 1863, the New York Herald reported the Confederate evacuation of Vicksburg. On 25 May it headlined: "Vicksburg is Ours." On the twenty-seventh, it admitted its mistake, but two days later again reported rumors of Vicksburg's capture, only to have to retract the following week.1

This press confusion continued into the summer

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Addendum to Acknowledgments xvi
  • 1 - The First Amendment in War 3
  • 2 - The Antagonists 37
  • 3 - The Insane General 63
  • 4 - The Czar of Memphis 108
  • 5 - The Press on Trial 131
  • 6 - The March Minus Reporters 168
  • 7 - Sherman Stumbles 197
  • Conclusion 224
  • Bibliographical Note Addendum 240
  • Index 245
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