The link to the book on the 1st Mo. Bgde made this thread very worth reading. I'd seen the book before, but it's been a while since I'd read it. (Hint, get a google nexus 7 as a reading device for reading google books and pdf's on archive.org. I love mine.) Nice to catch another Vicksburg read from a participant now that we are weeks away from the living history at the park which commemorates the 150th of Vicksburg.