After 6 failed attempts to reach Vicksburg, General Grant developed a plan. The Yazoo Pass Expedition was a Union army/navy operation meant to bypass Vicksburg by using the backwaters of the Mississippi Delta. The expedition was delayed as a result of natural obstacles and Confederate resistance led by Lieutenant General John Pemberton to block passage of the Federal fleet. Larry McCluney examines the expedition from start to finish in never-before-seen detail.