Wilderness and Spotsylvania 1864: Grant versus Lee in the East (Campaign)

By Andy Nunez

Grant and Lee fought close to Chancellorsville, VA in a complicated sequence of battles amidst brush thickets and wildfires. not like prior campaigns, furnish easily stored flanking Lee, making an attempt frontal attacks at Spotslvania's 'mule-shoe' and chilly Harbor alongside tips on how to laying seige to Richmond and Petersburg.

In may well 1864 the Union military of the Potomac lower than normal George Meade were in a leisurely pursuit of the accomplice military of Northern Virginia for almost a 12 months after the defeat of the Rebels at Gettysburg. accomplice commander common Robert E. Lee nonetheless retained his awe-inspiring popularity for wrecking Union armies that obtained too as regards to Richmond and Meade used to be nonetheless wary. His strategies at Gettysburg have been protective and he was once uncertain that he was once capable of take the offensive opposed to Lee. although, issues replaced while President Abraham Lincoln appointed normal Ulysses S. furnish to command all Union armies. furnish got here east and laid out a complete technique for the remainder of the war.

In the deep South, basic William T. Sherman might march out of Tennessee to chop the Confederacy in part via taking Atlanta. furnish may lead the military of the Potomac around the Rapidan River and march on Richmond. He had the manpower and kit to complete his aim, simply outnumbering Lee. Lee, nonetheless, used to be faraway from overwhelmed and observed furnish as simply one other Union common to be despatched packing, a lot as he had despatched McClellan, Burnside, Pope and Hooker away years prior to. As Grant's military slowly entered the tangle of woods past Fredericksburg often called the wasteland, Lee deliberate to pin him there and ruin him as he struggled to emerge. The degree used to be set for the crusade that will endlessly dictate the phrases of the Civil battle within the East.

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Harn  4th long island Heavy, 1st Battalion Maj. Thomas D. Sears  1st Rhode Island gentle, Battery C Capt. Richard Waterman  1st Rhode Island mild, Battery E Capt. William B. Rhodes  1st Rhode Island mild, Battery G Capt. George W. Adams  fifth usa, Battery M Capt. James McKnight   IX CORPS MAJ. GEN. AMBROSE E. BURNSIDE  Provost defend eighth US Infantry Capt. Milton Cogswell   1st department Brig. Gen. Thomas G. Stevenson  1st Brigade Col. Sumner Carruth thirty fifth Massachusetts Maj. Nathaniel Wales  56th Massachusetts Col. Charles E. Griswold  57th Massachusetts Col. William F. Bartlett  59th Massachusetts Col. J. Parker Gould  4th usa Capt. Charles H. Brightly  tenth usa Maj. Samuel B. Hayman   second Brigade Col. Daniel Leasure third Maryland Col. Joseph M. Sudsburg  twenty first Massachusetts Lt. Col. George P. Hawkes  one centesimal Pennsylvania Lt. Col. Matthew M. Dawson   Artillery Maine gentle, 2d Battery (B) Capt. Albert F. Thomas  Massachusetts gentle, 14th Battery Capt. Joseph W. B. Wright   2d department Brig. Gen. Robert B. Potter  1st Brigade Col. Zenas R. Bliss thirty sixth Massachusetts Maj. William F. Draper  58th Massachusetts Lt. Col. John C. Whiton  51st ny Col. Charles W. LeGendre  forty fifth Pennsylvania Col. John I. Curtin  forty eighth Pennsylvania Lt. Col. Henry Pleasants  seventh Rhode Island Capt. Theodore Winn   second BrigadeCol. Simon G. Griffin thirty first Maine Lt. Col. Thomas Hight  82nd Maine Maj. Arthur Deering  sixth New Hampshire Lt. Co1. Henry H. Pearson  ninth New Hampshire Lt. Col. John W. Babbitt  eleventh New Hampshire Co1. Walter Harriman  seventeenth Vermont Lt. Col. Charles Cummings   Artillery  Massachusetts gentle, eleventh Battery Capt. Edward J. Jones  manhattan mild, nineteenth Battery Capt. Edward W. Rogers   third department Brig. Gen. Orlando B. Willcox  1st Brigade Col. John F. Hartranft 2d Michigan Col. William Humphrey  eighth Michigan Col. Frank Graves  seventeenth Michigan Col. consistent Luce  twenty seventh Michigan Maj. Samuel Moody  109th manhattan Co1. Benjamin F. Tracy  51st Pennsylvania Lt. Col. Edwin Schall   second Brigade Col. Benjamin C. Christ 1st Michigan Sharpshooters Col. Charles V. De Land  twentieth Michigan Lt. Col. Byron M. Cutcheon  seventieth long island Col. David Morrison  sixtieth Ohio Lt. Col. James N. McElroy  fiftieth Pennsylvania Lt. Col. Edward Overton, Jr  Artillery Maine mild, seventh Battery (G) Capt. Adelbert B. Twitchell  long island gentle, thirty fourth Battery Capt. Jacob Roemer   4th department Brig. Gen. Edward Ferrero   1st Brigade Col. Joshua okay. Sigfried   twenty seventh US coloured Troops Lt. Col. Charles J. Wright  thirtieth US coloured Troops Col. Delayan Bates  thirty ninth US coloured Troops Col. Ozora P. Stearns  forty third US coloured Troops Lt. Col. H. Seymour corridor   second Brigade Col. Henry G. Thomas thirtieth Connecticut (Colored) (Detachment) Capt. Charles Robinson  nineteenth US coloured Troops Lt. Col. Joseph G. Perkins   twenty third US coloured Troops Lt. Col. Cleaveland J. Campbell   Artillery Pennsylvania mild, Battery D Capt. George W. Durell  Vermont mild, third Battery Capt. Romeo H. begin   Cavalry  third New Jersey Col. Andrew J. Morrison  twenty second big apple Col. Samuel J. Crooks  second Ohio Lt. Col. George A. Purington  thirteenth Pennsylvania Maj. Michael Kerwin   Reserve Artillery Capt.

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