Cold Harbor: Grant and Lee, May 26-June 3, 1864

Cold Harbor: Grant and Lee, May 26-June 3, 1864Gordon Rhea s gripping fourth volume on the spring 1864 campaign which pitted Ulysses S Grant against Robert E Lee for the first time in the Civil War vividly re creates the battles and maneuvers from the stalemate on the North Anna River through the Cold Harbor offensive Cold Harbor Grant and L

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The Battle of the Wilderness May 5-6, 1864

The Battle of the Wilderness May 5-6, 1864Fought 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 Gordon C Rhea, in his exhaustive study The Ba

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The Wilderness Campaign

The Wilderness CampaignIn the spring of 1864, in the vast Virginia scrub forest known as the Wilderness, Ulysses S Grant and Robert E Lee first met in battle The Wilderness campaign of May 5 6 initiated an epic confrontation between these two Civil War commanders one that would finally end, eleven months later, with L

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On to Petersburg: Grant and Lee, June 4-15, 1864

On to Petersburg: Grant and Lee, June 4-15, 1864On to Petersburg is the final book in Gordon Rhea s five volume history of the Overland Campaign, a series of Civil War battles fought between Generals Ulysses S Grant and Robert E Lee in southeastern Virginia in the spring and summer of 1864 Having previously covered the campaign in The Battle

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The Wilderness Campaign: May 1864

The Wilderness Campaign: May 1864For 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

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