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The Battles for Spotsylvania Court House and the Road to Yellow Tavern

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The Battles for Spotsylvania Court House and the Road to Yellow Tavern, May 7-12, 1864 continues Gordon C. Rhea's peerless treatment of the Civil War's clash of titans: Grant's Army of the Potomac versus Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Inlaid with detail, innovative analysis, riveting prose, and an abundance of supporting primary evidence, it is a worthy sequel to Rhea's first, acclaimed work, The Battle of the Wilderness, May 5-6, 1864. Here Rhea examines the maneuvers and battles from May 7, 1864, when Grant left the Wilderness, through May 12, when his attempt to break Lee's line by frontal assault reached a chilling climax at what is now called the Bloody Angle. Rhea draws exhaustively upon previously untapped materials - most notably contemporary newspaper accounts and diaries and letters only recently made available - to construct the definitive account of Grant and Lee at Spotsylvania. Here for the first time is a detailed description of the cavalry's role in the campaign, from the grim fighting at Todd's Tavern through Philip Sheridan's Richmond raid and Jeb Stuart is mortal wounding at Yellow Tavern. Here, too, are fresh and challenging interpretations that often contradict conventional wisdom.

Book News Annotation:

Examines the Civil War clash between Grant's Army of the Potomac versus Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Inlaid with detail, analysis, and an abundance of supporting primary evidence, the book discusses the maneuvers and battles from May 7, 1864, when Grant left the Wilderness through May 12, when his attempt to break Lee's line by frontal assault reached a chilling climax at the Bloody Angle. It shows how Grant orchestrated his threadbare veterans in a defensive performance at Spotsylvania that ranks as a classic in military history, and describes advances in weaponry which resulted in massive casualties, and the role of the cavalry in the campaign.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [421]-450) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807121368
Author:
Rhea, Gordon C.
Publisher:
Lsu Press
Author:
Rhea, Gordon C.
Location:
Baton Rouge :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Stuart, Jeb
Subject:
Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of, Va., 1864.
Subject:
Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of, Va., 18
Subject:
Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of, Va., 186
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Copyright:
Series Volume:
61
Publication Date:
19970431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.33x6.37x1.48 in. 1.87 lbs.

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