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Wilderness Campaign (Military Campaigns of the Civil War)

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

"Those interested in the Wilderness campaign, or in the Civil War in general, will find much of interest here."

Military History of the West This book offers detailed, in-depth analyses of key events or overlooked aspects of an important campaign.

Journal of Southern History This book is an excellent addition to the Civil War student•s shelf.

Blue & Gray Magazine Well conceived and well presented.

Richmond Times Dispatch 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

Synopsis:

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.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-267) and index.

About the Author

Gary W. Gallagher is John L. Nau III Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He has written or edited two dozen books in the field of Civil War history, including The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864 and Lee and His Army in Confederate History both from the University of North Carolina Press.

Table of Contents

Great expectations: Ulysses S. Grant, the northern press, and the opening of the Wilderness Campaign / Brooks D. Simpson — Our hearts are full of hope: the Army of Northern Virginina in the spring of 1864 / Gary W. Gallagher — I dread the spring: the Army of the Potomac prepares for the Overland Campaign / John J. Hennessy — Union cavalry in the Wilderness: the education of Philip H. Sheridan and James H. Wilson / Gordon C. Rhea — Escaping the shadow of Gettysburg: Richard S. Ewell and Ambrose Powell Hill at the Wilderness / Peter S. Carmichael — "Lee to the rear," the Texans cried / Robert K. Krick — The other Grant: Lewis A. Grant and the Vermont Brigade in the Battle of the Wilderness / Carol Reardon — Like a duck on a June bug: James Longstreet's flank attack, May 6, 1864 / Robert E.L. Krick.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807823347
Author:
Gallagher, Gary W.
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Author:
Gallagher, Gary W.
Author:
Gallagher, Gary W. (ed.)
Location:
Chapel Hill :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Campaigns
Subject:
Civil war, 1861-1865
Subject:
Wilderness, battle of the, va., 1864
Subject:
Wilderness, Battle of the, Va., 18
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
Virginia; Overland campaign; battle of Wilderness; Ulysses S. Grant; Robert E. Lee; May 5-6, 1864; Appomattox; Philip H. Sheridan; Richard S. Ewell; A. P. Hill; James Longstreet; Lewis A. Grant; Military Campaigns of the Civil War; Peter S. Carmichael; Jo
Subject:
Virginia; Overland campaign; battle of Wilderness; Ulysses S. Grant; Robert E. Lee; May 5-6, 1864; Appomattox; Philip H. Sheridan; Richard S. Ewell; A. P. Hill; James Longstreet; Lewis A. Grant; Military Campaigns of the Civil War; Peter S. Carmichael; Jo
Subject:
Virginia; Overland campaign; battle of Wilderness; Ulysses S. Grant; Robert E. Lee; May 5-6, 1864; Appomattox; Philip H. Sheridan; Richard S. Ewell; A. P. Hill; James Longstreet; Lewis A. Grant; Military Campaigns of the Civil War; Peter S. Carmichael; Jo
Subject:
Virginia; Overland campaign; battle of Wilderness; Ulysses S. Grant; Robert E. Lee; May 5-6, 1864; Appomattox; Philip H. Sheridan; Richard S. Ewell; A. P. Hill; James Longstreet; Lewis A. Grant; Military Campaigns of the Civil War; Peter S. Carmichael; Jo
Subject:
Virginia; Overland campaign; battle of Wilderness; Ulysses S. Grant; Robert E. Lee; May 5-6, 1864; Appomattox; Philip H. Sheridan; Richard S. Ewell; A. P. Hill; James Longstreet; Lewis A. Grant; Military Campaigns of the Civil War; Peter S. Carmichael; Jo
Subject:
Virginia; Overland campaign; battle of Wilderness; Ulysses S. Grant; Robert E. Lee; May 5-6, 1864; Appomattox; Philip H. Sheridan; Richard S. Ewell; A. P. Hill; James Longstreet; Lewis A. Grant; Military Campaigns of the Civil War; Peter S. Carmichael; Jo
Subject:
Virginia; Overland campaign; battle of Wilderness; Ulysses S. Grant; Robert E. Lee; May 5-6, 1864; Appomattox; Philip H. Sheridan; Richard S. Ewell; A. P. Hill; James Longstreet; Lewis A. Grant; Military Campaigns of the Civil War; Peter S. Carmichael; Jo
Subject:
Virginia; Overland campaign; battle of Wilderness; Ulysses S. Grant; Robert E. Lee; May 5-6, 1864; Appomattox; Philip H. Sheridan; Richard S. Ewell; A. P. Hill; James Longstreet; Lewis A. Grant; Military Campaigns of the Civil War; Peter S. Carmichael; Jo
Subject:
Virginia; Overland campaign; battle of Wilderness; Ulysses S. Grant; Robert E. Lee; May 5-6, 1864; Appomattox; Philip H. Sheridan; Richard S. Ewell; A. P. Hill; James Longstreet; Lewis A. Grant; Military Campaigns of the Civil War; Peter S. Carmichael; Jo
Subject:
Virginia; Overland campaign; battle of Wilderness; Ulysses S. Grant; Robert E. Lee; May 5-6, 1864; Appomattox; Philip H. Sheridan; Richard S. Ewell; A. P. Hill; James Longstreet; Lewis A. Grant; Military Campaigns of the Civil War; Peter S. Carmichael; Jo
Subject:
Virginia; Overland campaign; battle of Wilderness; Ulysses S. Grant; Robert E. Lee; May 5-6, 1864; Appomattox; Philip H. Sheridan; Richard S. Ewell; A. P. Hill; James Longstreet; Lewis A. Grant; Military Campaigns of the Civil War; Peter S. Carmichael; Jo
Subject:
Virginia; Overland campaign; battle of Wilderness; Ulysses S. Grant; Robert E. Lee; May 5-6, 1864; Appomattox; Philip H. Sheridan; Richard S. Ewell; A. P. Hill; James Longstreet; Lewis A. Grant; Military Campaigns of the Civil War; Peter S. Carmichael; Jo
Subject:
Virginia; Overland campaign; battle of Wilderness; Ulysses S. Grant; Robert E. Lee; May 5-6, 1864; Appomattox; Philip H. Sheridan; Richard S. Ewell; A. P. Hill; James Longstreet; Lewis A. Grant; Military Campaigns of the Civil War; Peter S. Carmichael; Jo
Subject:
Virginia; Overland campaign; battle of Wilderness; Ulysses S. Grant; Robert E. Lee; May 5-6, 1864; Appomattox; Philip H. Sheridan; Richard S. Ewell; A. P. Hill; James Longstreet; Lewis A. Grant; Military Campaigns of the Civil War; Peter S. Carmichael; Jo
Subject:
Virginia; Overland campaign; battle of Wilderness; Ulysses S. Grant; Robert E. Lee; May 5-6, 1864; Appomattox; Philip H. Sheridan; Richard S. Ewell; A. P. Hill; James Longstreet; Lewis A. Grant; Military Campaigns of the Civil War; Peter S. Carmichael; Jo
Subject:
Virginia
Subject:
Overland Campaign
Subject:
battle of Wilderness
Subject:
Ulysses S. Grant
Subject:
Robert E. Lee
Subject:
May 5-6, 1864
Subject:
Appomattox
Subject:
Philip H. Sheridan
Subject:
Richard S. Ewell
Subject:
A. P. Hill
Subject:
James Longstreet
Subject:
Lewis A. Grant
Subject:
Military Campaigns of the Civil War
Subject:
Peter S. Carmichael
Subject:
John J. Hennessy
Subject:
Robert E. L. Krick
Subject:
Robert K. Krick
Subject:
Carol Reardon
Subject:
Gordon C. Rhea
Subject:
Brooks D. Simpson
Copyright:
Series:
Military campaigns of the Civil War
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
19970526
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.38 in
Age Level:
18-18

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Product details 304 pages University of North Carolina Press - English 9780807823347 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Those interested in the Wilderness campaign, or in the Civil War in general, will find much of interest here."

Military History of the West This book offers detailed, in-depth analyses of key events or overlooked aspects of an important campaign.

Journal of Southern History This book is an excellent addition to the Civil War student•s shelf.

Blue & Gray Magazine Well conceived and well presented.

Richmond Times Dispatch 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

"Synopsis" by , 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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