The Overland Campaign, 4 May-15 June 1864 [Illustrated Edition] (The U.S. Army Campaigns of the Civil War) (2020)

The Overland Campaign, 4 May-15 June 1864 [Illustrated Edition] (The U.S. Army Campaigns of the Civil War) David W. Hogan Jr. The Overland Campaign May June Illustrated Edition The U S Army Campaigns of the Civil War Includes maps and numerous other illustrations One hundred and fifty years ago this spring Lt Gen Ulysses S Grant launched the campaign that marked the beginning of the end of the American Civil Wa
  • Title: The Overland Campaign, 4 May-15 June 1864 [Illustrated Edition] (The U.S. Army Campaigns of the Civil War)
  • Author: David W. Hogan Jr.
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  • Page: 210
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The Overland Campaign, 4 May-15 June 1864 [Illustrated Edition] (The U.S. Army Campaigns of the Civil War) David W. Hogan Jr. Includes 8 maps and numerous other illustrations One hundred and fifty years ago this spring, Lt Gen Ulysses S Grant launched the campaign that marked the beginning of the end of the American Civil War For over a month, he and General Robert E Lee were locked in a remorseless struggle that took their armies across the woodlands and farm clearings of central Virginia oIncludes 8 maps and numerous other illustrations One hundred and fifty years ago this spring, Lt Gen Ulysses S Grant launched the campaign that marked the beginning of the end of the American Civil War For over a month, he and General Robert E Lee were locked in a remorseless struggle that took their armies across the woodlands and farm clearings of central Virginia on the road to the Southern capital of Richmond In the Wilderness, Union and Confederate soldiers battled in an almost trackless forest in which the opposing sides could hardly see each other and the severely wounded fell victim to spreading flames from underbrush set afire At Spotsylvania s Bloody Angle, for over twenty hours, opposing troops grappled from opposite sides of a breastwork in a pouring rain in some of the fiercest hand to hand fighting of the entire war At Cold Harbor, perhaps 5,000 Federal troops fell in the first hour of a hopeless, bungled attack that Grant would forever regret having ordered And at Yellow Tavern, Union horsemen cut down the great Confederate cavalry leader, Maj Gen James E B Jeb Stuart The myth of chivalry that Stuart represented could find no room in a grim, pitiless contest that inflicted almost 100,000 casualties, went far toward ruining two great American armies, and foreshadowed the massive industrial conflicts of the twentieth century Yet, after six weeks of bitter, unrelenting combat, the nation was that much closer to Appomattox Court House and eventual reunion.
The Overland Campaign, 4 May-15 June 1864 [Illustrated Edition] (The U.S. Army Campaigns of the Civil War) David W. Hogan Jr.

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One thought on “The Overland Campaign, 4 May-15 June 1864 [Illustrated Edition] (The U.S. Army Campaigns of the Civil War)

  1. Eric J. Hartsfield

    Excellent SummaryWhile Rhea s probably the ultimate work on the subject this provides a great overview on the operational level I recommend it

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