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Bloody spring : forty days that sealed the Confederacy's fate, Joseph Wheelan

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Bloody spring : forty days that sealed the Confederacy's fate
Title
Bloody spring
Title remainder
forty days that sealed the Confederacy's fate
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Wheelan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the spring of 1864, Virginia remained unbroken, its armies having repelled Northern armies for more than two years. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia had defeated the campaigns of four Union generals, and Lee's veterans were confident they could crush the Union offensive this spring, too. But their adversary in 1864 was a different kind of Union commander-Ulysses S. Grant. The new Union general-in-chief had never lost a major battle while leading armies in the West. A quiet, rumpled man of simple tastes and a bulldog's determination, Grant would lead the Army of the Potomac in its quest to destroy Lee's army. During six weeks in May and June 1864, Grant's army campaigned as no Union army ever had. During nearly continual combat operations, the Army of the Potomac battered its way through Virginia, skirting Richmond and crossing the James River on one of the longest pontoon bridges ever built. No campaign in North American history was as bloody as the Overland Campaign. When it ended outside Petersburg, more than 100,000 men had been killed, wounded, or captured on battlefields in the Wilderness, near Spotsylvania Court House, and at Cold Harbor. Although Grant's casualties were nearly twice Lee's, the Union could replace its losses. The Confederacy could not
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wheelan, Joseph
Dewey number
973.7/36
Index
index present
LC call number
E476.52
LC item number
.W46 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Overland Campaign, Va., 1864
Label
Bloody spring : forty days that sealed the Confederacy's fate, Joseph Wheelan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-389) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Spring 1864 -- Two bloody roads: the Wilderness -- The red hour: Spotsylvania -- The battle that never happened: the North Anna -- "Not war but murder": Cold Harbor -- Race to stalemate: the James River -- Epilogue: the beginning of the end
Control code
ocn853310533
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
411 pages
Isbn
9780306822063
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013048710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023551590
System control number
(OCoLC)853310533
Label
Bloody spring : forty days that sealed the Confederacy's fate, Joseph Wheelan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-389) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Spring 1864 -- Two bloody roads: the Wilderness -- The red hour: Spotsylvania -- The battle that never happened: the North Anna -- "Not war but murder": Cold Harbor -- Race to stalemate: the James River -- Epilogue: the beginning of the end
Control code
ocn853310533
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
411 pages
Isbn
9780306822063
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013048710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023551590
System control number
(OCoLC)853310533

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