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 In an exciting narrative, Gordon C Rhea

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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

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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

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Lee vs. Grant: The Overland Campaign

Lee vs. Grant: The Overland CampaignThe 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

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