The Battle of the Wilderness May 5-6, 1864

28 May 2020 | By Gordon C. Rhea | Filed in: overland campaign.

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 Gordon C Rhea, in his exhaustive study The Ba

Nowhere to Run: The Wilderness, May 4th and 5th, 1864

28 May 2020 | By John Michael Priest | Filed in: overland campaign.

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

Bloody Roads South: The Wilderness to Cold Harbor, May-June 1864

28 May 2020 | By Noah Andre Trudeau | Filed in: overland campaign.

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.

The Wilderness Campaign

28 May 2020 | By Gary W. Gallagher | Filed in: overland campaign.

In 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

The Wilderness Campaign: May 1864

28 May 2020 | By John Cannan | Filed in: overland campaign.

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

Victory Without Triumph: The Wilderness, May 6th and 7th, 1864

28 May 2020 | By John Michael Priest | Filed in: overland campaign.

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

The Killing Ground: Wilderness to Cold Harbor

28 May 2020 | By Gregory Jaynes | Filed in: overland campaign.

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.

Lee vs. Grant: The Overland Campaign

28 May 2020 | By Charles River Editors | Filed in: overland campaign.

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