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Author Kionka, T. K., 1948-

Title Key command : Ulysses S. Grant's district of Cairo / T.K. Kionka
Published Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2006


Description 1 online resource (xii, 229 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Shades of blue and gray series
Shades of blue and gray series.
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-224) and index
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Subject Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885 -- Headquarters -- Illinois -- Cairo
SUBJECT Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885 fast
Subject HISTORY -- State & Local.
HISTORY -- State & Local -- General.
Armed Forces -- Headquarters
Military campaigns
SUBJECT Cairo (Ill.) -- History, Military -- 19th century
Illinois -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
Subject Illinois
Illinois -- Cairo
United States
Genre/Form History
Military history
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780826265296