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The Wilderness campaign /
edited by Gary W. Gallagher.
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Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1997.
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xv, 283 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0807823341 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1997.
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0807823341 (cloth : alk. paper)
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1261100
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-267) and index.
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Eight original essays probe the political and military significance of the Virginia battle that began the epic confrontation between Generals Lee and Grant that would culminate 11 months later in Lee's surrender at Appomattox.
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An important contribution to our understanding of this complex campaign.The Free Lance-Star(Fredericksburg, Va.)
An important contribution to our understanding of this complex campaign. The Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, Va.)
Overall, these essays . . . tend to intrigue and enlighten the serious student of the Civil War.H-Net Reviews
Overall, these essays . . . tend to intrigue and enlighten the serious student of the Civil War. H-Net Reviews
This book is an excellent addition to the Civil War student's shelf.Blue & Gray Magazine
This book is an excellent addition to the Civil War student s shelf. Blue & Gray Magazine
This book is an excellent addition to the Civil War student'_¢s shelf. Blue & Gray Magazine
This book is an excellent addition to the Civil War student'¢s shelf.Blue & Gray Magazine
This book is an excellent addition to the Civil War student*s shelf. Blue & Gray Magazine
This book is an excellent addition to the Civil War student•s shelf.Blue & Gray Magazine
This book offers detailed, in-depth analyses of key events or overlooked aspects of an important campaign.Journal of Southern History
This book offers detailed, in-depth analyses of key events or overlooked aspects of an important campaign. Journal of Southern History
"Those interested in the Wilderness campaign, or in the Civil War in general, will find much of interest here." _ Military History of the West
"Those interested in the Wilderness campaign, or in the Civil War in general, will find much of interest here." -- Military History of the West
"Those interested in the Wilderness campaign, or in the Civil War in general, will find much of interest here." --Military History of the West
Well conceived and well presented.Richmond Times Dispatch
Well conceived and well presented. Richmond Times Dispatch
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Summaries
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Eight essays by noted Civil War scholars examine various aspects of this battle in 1864 that launched a campaign that ended 11 months later with the surrender by General Robert E. Lee at Appomatox.
Long Description
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 Lee's surrender at Appomattox.The eight essays here assembled explore aspects of the background, conduct, and repercussions of the fighting in the Wilderness. Through an often-revisionist lens, contributors to this volume focus on topics such as civilian expectations for the campaign, morale in the two armies, and the generalship of Lee, Grant, Philip H. Sheridan, Richard S. Ewell, A. P. Hill, James Longstreet, and Lewis A. Grant. Taken together, these essays revise and enhance existing work on the battle, highlighting ways in which the military and nonmilitary spheres of war intersected in the Wilderness.
Main Description
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 Lee's surrender at Appomattox. The eight essays here assembled explore aspects of the background, conduct, and repercussions of the fighting in the Wilderness. Through an often-revisionist lens, contributors to this volume focus on topics such as civilian expectations for the campaign, morale in the two armies, and the generalship of Lee, Grant, Philip H. Sheridan, Richard S. Ewell, A. P. Hill, James Longstreet, and Lewis A. Grant. Taken together, these essays revise and enhance existing work on the battle, highlighting ways in which the military and nonmilitary spheres of war intersected in the Wilderness.
Main Description
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 Lee's surrender at Appomattox. The eight essays here assembled explore aspects of the background, conduct, and repercussions of the fighting in the Wilderness. Through an often-revisionist lens, contributors to this volume focus on topics such as civilian expectations for the campaign, morale in the two armies, and the generalship of Lee, Grant, Philip H. Sheridan, Richard S. Ewell, A. P. Hill, James Longstreet, and Lewis A. Grant. Taken together, these essays revise and enhance existing work on the battle, highlighting ways in which the military and nonmilitary spheres of war intersected in the Wilderness.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Great Expectations: Ulysses S. Grant, the Northern Press, and the Opening of the Wilderness Campaignp. 1
Our Hearts Are Full of Hope: The Army of Northern Virginia in the Spring of 1864p. 36
I Dread the Spring: The Army of the Potomac Prepares for the Overland Campaignp. 66
Union Cavalry in the Wilderness: The Education of Philip H. Sheridan and James H. Wilsonp. 106
Escaping the Shadow of Gettysburg: Richard S. Ewell and Ambrose Powell Hill at the Wildernessp. 136
"Lee to the Rear," the Texans Criedp. 160
The Other Grant: Lewis A. Grant and the Vermont Brigade in the Battle of the Wildernessp. 201
Like a Duck on a June Bug: James Longstreet's Flank Attack, May 6, 1864p. 236
Bibliographic Essayp. 265
Contributorsp. 269
Indexp. 271
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