November 20, 2018

“The Last Siege:  The Mobile Campaign, Alabama 1865″

– Paul Brueske

November 20, 2018

The Last Siege explores the events surrounding this siege and capture of Mobile, Alabama. The Union victory at the battle of Mobile Bay in 1864 ended blockade running from the port of Mobile. Uncaptured, the city remained a priority for the Confederates to defend and the Federals to attack. This book gives a new perspective on the strategic importance of Mobile as a logistical center which had access to vital rail lines and two major river systems, essential in moving forces and supplies.

Paul Brueske is a lifelong resident of the Gulf Coast, but his family hails from Plainview, Minnesota. Paul became obsessed with studying the Civil War, in particular the 1865 campaign for Mobile, Alabama. He founded the Mobile Civil War Round Table and regularly gives talks on Civil War topics. He is currently the Head Track & Field Coach at the University of South Alabama. This is his first book, a result of many years of research on the Mobile Campaign