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The Battle Of The Wilderness by Morris Schaff

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Published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English


  • American history: c 1800 to c 1900,
  • History,
  • History - Military / War,
  • History: American,
  • USA,
  • United States - Civil War,
  • History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages352
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9676154M
ISBN 101430481889
ISBN 109781430481881

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  Book recommendations for the Battle of the Wilderness. The wounded after the battle. 4. Bloody Promenade: Reflections on a Civil War Battle by Stephen Cushman “Bloody Promenade” is .   This book is a meticulously researched and well documented history of the Battle of the Wilderness. While I would not recommend it for the casual reader, students of the American Civil War or those looking for more scholarly treatments of Grant's Overland Campaign will find this to be an invaluable resource/5.   Battle of the Wilderness: Second Day. Shortly after 5 a.m. on May 6, the Union 2nd Corps, led by Winfield Scott Hancock, attacked along the Plank Road. Advancing in a battle . The battle took place in an area of almost impenetrable scrub and rough terrain known as the Wilderness of Spotsylvania, a few miles to the west of where the Battle of Chancellorsville had been fought a year earlier. The Union Army of the Potomac, under the command of General George Meade but taking orders from Grant, crossed the Rapidan River on 4 May and converged at the Wilderness .

Books: C. F. Atkinson, Grant’s Campaigns of and The Wilderness and Cold Harbor. London: H. Rees Ltd., Stephen Cushman, Bloody Promenade, Reflections on a Civil War Battle. Charlottesville, Virginia: University of Virginia Press, Clifford Dowdey, Lee’s Last Campaign: The Story of Lee and His Men Against Grant - Boston & Toronto: Little Brown and Company, Page - Potomac's one weakness, the lack of springy formation, and audacious, self-reliant initiative. This organic weakness was entirely due to not having had in its youth skillfully aggressive leadership. Its early commanders had dissipated war's best elixir by training it into a life of caution, and the evil of that schooling it had shown on more than one occasion, and unmistakably that.   battle, wilderness, army, corps, lee, brigade, meade, brock, enemy, west point, plank road, brock road, north side, orange court, north carolina, germanna ford, south side, sixth corps, lacy farm Publisher Houghton Mifflin Co. Collection americana Digitizing sponsor Google Book from the collections of University of Michigan Language English.   This is an odd book which prob should have been an article if reduced by 50%. It is also $42 for a pp book-ouch. The author makes a good point that in the campaigns of Chancellorsville, Mine Run, and Wilderness, the commanders did NOT factor in the terrain into plans because they did not think of it as an issue.2/5(1).

  Our Battle of the Wilderness page includes battle maps, history articles, photos, web links, recommended books, and the latest preservation news for the opening battle of Grant's 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. In an exciting narrative, Gordon C. Rhea provides the consummate recounting of that conflict of May 5 and 6, , which ended with high 5/5(4). In the spring of , 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 initiated an epic confrontation between these two Civil War commanders--one that would finally end, eleven months later, with Lee's surrender at Appomattox. The first book covers the major battle of The Wilderness an area Grant wished to clear and Lee hoped to trap him in as he had Hooker in Through a series of Union miscalculations and command problems, Lee manages to get in Grant's way. What follows is a confused bloody two-day battle that has been termed "Bush whacking on a grand scale".Cited by: