This episode looks at the Union advances in the west from the battle of Shiloh through the Siege of Corinth and how the retreat of the Confederate forces along the Mississippi River ultimately contributed to the defeat of the South in the American Civil War.
Joan Waugh. US Grant: American Hero American Myth. University of North Carolina Press, 2009.
Steven E. Woodworth. Nothing But Victory: The Army of the Tennessee 1861-1865. Vintage, 2006.
Stephen E. Ambrose. Halleck: Lincoln's Chief of Staff, Louisiana State University Press, 1962.
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)