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

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.

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

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

Hurricane from the Heavens: The Battle of Cold Harbor, May 26 - June 5, 1864

Lee s army is really whipped, Federal commander Ulysses S Grant believed.May 1864 had witnessed near constant combat between his Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia Grant, unlike his predecessors, had not relented in his pounding of the Confederates The armies clashe

A Season of Slaughter: The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, May 8-21, 1864

I intend to fight it out along this line if it takes all summer, Union commander Ulysses S Grant wrote to Washington after he d opened his Overland Campaign in the spring of 1864 His resolve entirely changed the face of warfare Promoted to command of all the Federal armies, the new lieutenant g

Strike Them a Blow: Battle along the North Anna River, May 21-25, 1864 (Emerging Civil War Series)

For sixteen days the armies had grappled a grueling horror show of nonstop battle, march, and maneuver that stretched through May of 1864 Federal commander Ulysses S Grant had resolved to destroy his Confederate adversaries through attrition if by no other means He would just keep at them until h

No Turning Back: A Guide to the 1864 Overland Campaign, from the Wilderness to Cold Harbor, May 4 - June 13, 1864

T here will be no turning back, said Lt Gen Ulysses S Grant It was May, 1864 The Civil War had dragged into its fourth spring It was time to end things, Grant resolved, once and for all.With the Union Army of the Potomac as his sledge, Grant crossed the Rapidan River, intending to draw the Ar

Trench Warfare Under Grant and Lee: Field Fortifications in the Overland Campaign

Earl J.Hess s study of armies and fortifications turns to the 1864 Overland Campaign to cover battles from the Wilderness to Cold Harbor Drawing on meticulous research in primary sources and careful examination of battlefields at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna, Bermuda Hundred, and Cold H