Cold Harbor: Grant and Lee, May 26-June 3, 1864

Cold Harbor: Grant and Lee, May 26-June 3, 1864Gordon Rhea s gripping fourth volume on the spring 1864 campaign which pitted Ulysses S Grant against Robert E Lee for the first time in the Civil War vividly re creates the battles and maneuvers from the stalemate on the North Anna River through the Cold Harbor offensive Cold Harbor Grant and L

Chancellorsville 1863: The Souls of the Brave

Chancellorsville 1863: The Souls of the BraveFor 130 years historians and military strategists have been obsessed by the battle of Chancellorsville It began with an audaciously planned stroke by Union general Joe Hooker as he sent his army across the Rappahannock River and around Robert E Lee s lines It ended with that same army fleeing bac

Chancellorsville

ChancellorsvilleSears describes the series of controversial events that define this crucial battle, including General Robert E Lee s radical decision to divide his small army a violation of basic military rules sending Stonewall Jackson on his famous march around the Union army flank Jackson s death acciden

The Battle of the Wilderness May 5-6, 1864

The Battle of the Wilderness May 5-6, 1864Fought in a tangled forest fringing the south bank of the Rapidan River, the Battle of the Wilderness marked the initial engagement in the climactic months of the Civil War in Virginia, and the first encounter between Ulysses S Grant and Robert E Lee In an exciting narrative, Gordon C Rhea provi