Fought in a tangled forest fringing the south bank of the Rapidan River, the Battle of the Wilderness marked the initial engagement in the climactic months of the Civil War in Virginia, and the first encounter between Ulysses S Grant and Robert E Lee In an exciting narrative, Gordon C Rhea provi
When the armies entered the Wilderness, they were changed forever Within thirty six hours after the Army of the Potomac began its attempt to flank the Army of Northern Virginia and attack Richmond, the armies became locked in combat In two days of bloody fighting by disconnected and often confused
A detailed account of 40 days of battle during the American Civil War from the Wilderness to Spotsylvania, from North Anna to Cold Harbor It draws upon diaries, letters, reminiscences, memoirs and regimental histories, and covers the experiences of soldiers, civilians and politicians.
In the spring of 1864 in the vast scrub forest that spread south from Virginia s Rapidan and Rappahannock Rivers, Ulysses S Grant and Robert E Lee met in battle for the first time The Wilderness campaign of May 5 6 initiated an epic confrontation between these two commanders one that would fina
For two days in early May,1864, a dark woodland south of the Rapidan River known as the Wilderness rang with the clamor of battle The musketry and cheers of the troops of the Confederacy and the Union were deafening as charge gave way to countercharge Fires erupted which consumed the dead and woun
Priest meticulously details the vicious infantry fighting along the Pack Road, Longstreet s counterstrike against the II Corps, the cavalry operations of both armies near Todd s Tavern, and John B Gordon s daring assault against the Army of the Potomac s right flank Embellished with 38 detailed, t
Lee s army is really whipped, Federal commander Ulysses S Grant believed.May 1864 had witnessed near constant combat between his Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia Grant, unlike his predecessors, had not relented in his pounding of the Confederates The armies clashe
I intend to fight it out along this line if it takes all summer, Union commander Ulysses S Grant wrote to Washington after he d opened his Overland Campaign in the spring of 1864 His resolve entirely changed the face of warfare Promoted to command of all the Federal armies, the new lieutenant g
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For sixteen days the armies had grappled a grueling horror show of nonstop battle, march, and maneuver that stretched through May of 1864 Federal commander Ulysses S Grant had resolved to destroy his Confederate adversaries through attrition if by no other means He would just keep at them until h
A gripping, comprehensive account of the Civil War, including eyewitness testimony, profiles of key personalities, period photographs, illustrations and artifacts, and detailed battle maps Fully researched, superbly written.
T here will be no turning back, said Lt Gen Ulysses S Grant It was May, 1864 The Civil War had dragged into its fourth spring It was time to end things, Grant resolved, once and for all.With the Union Army of the Potomac as his sledge, Grant crossed the Rapidan River, intending to draw the Ar
The Overland Campaign that pitted Robert E Lee against Ulysses S Grant is one of the most famous campaigns of the Civil War, and perhaps its greatest chess match While Grant sought to destroy Lee s Army of Northern Virginia along the way to Richmond, Lee aimed to defend his capital while staying
Earl J.Hess s study of armies and fortifications turns to the 1864 Overland Campaign to cover battles from the Wilderness to Cold Harbor Drawing on meticulous research in primary sources and careful examination of battlefields at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna, Bermuda Hundred, and Cold H