Terrence J. Winschel recently retired as Chief Historian of Vicksburg National Military Park. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and a graduate of Pennsylvania State University. In his many years at the National Park Service he served at Gettysburg National Military Park, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, and Valley Forge National Historical Park before ending his career at Vicksburg. He is the author of several full-length works, including The Civil War Diary of the Common Soldier, Vicksburg: Fall of the Confederate Gibraltar, and Triumph & Defeat: The Vicksburg Campaign as well as almost fifty articles about the Civil War.
VIDEO | Historian Terrence J. Winschel provides a brief overview of General Ulysses S. Grant's successful campaign to capture the City of Vicksburg. This video is part of the American Battlefield Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics.