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Battle of the Wilderness.

Morris Schaff

Battle of the Wilderness.

by Morris Schaff

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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English


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Pagination345p. :
Number of Pages345
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20163929M

  Unlike previous studies of the Wilderness, this work does not focus on a single battle or campaign. Instead, Petty explores all the major clashes there—Chancellorsville, Mine Run, and the battle of the Wilderness—which allows Petty to observe changes over time, especially regarding the attitudes and actions of generals and : Louisiana State University Press. The Battle of the Wilderness was the first Civil War battle where U.S. Grant and Robert E. Lee fought each other. Unlike other Army of the Potomac commanders, Grant would not retreat back above the Rappahannock despite taking heavy losses at the Wilderness.

Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Schaff, Morris, Battle of the Wilderness. Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co., Gordon C. Rhea is the author of four previous books about the Overland Campaign, including The Battle of the Wilderness, May 5–6, , winner of the Civil War Regiments Book Award; The Battles for Spotsylvania Court House and the Road to Yellow Tavern, May 7–12, ; and Cold Harbor: Grant and Lee, May 26–June 3, , winner of the Austin Civil War Round Table’s Laney Prize.

The battle of the wilderness Created / Published Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c, monographic. American Song Sheets Library of Congress Rare Books and Special Collections Shelf Location Series 1 Volume 1 Language English Online Format image.   Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.


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Battle of the Wilderness by Morris Schaff Download PDF EPUB FB2

A well written and a very detailed account of the battle of the Wilderness by Gordon C. Rhea. This is the first of a series of battles in which ended with the Confederate surrender at Appomattox. The maps within the book are good, however you have to look closely to Cited by: The Battle of the Wilderness: Schaff, Morris: : Books.

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Kindle eBooks can be read on any device with the Battle of the Wilderness. book Kindle app/5(2). The Wilderness marked the first of many battles featuring Ulysses Grant squaring off against Robert E.

Lee (with General George Meade caught in an uncomfortable position as commanding general of the Army of the Potomac, with Grant right up there on the battlefield--often giving key orders)/5(12). The Battle of the Wilderness book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

This May confrontation in the dense thickets of The Wild 4/5(10). The Battle of the Wilderness, Maybook. Read 39 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Fought in a tangled forest fringing th /5(39). The Battle of the Wilderness MayRhea, Gordon C. (INSCRIBED) Published by Louisiana State University Press (LSU) 3rd printing, Baton Rouge ().

The Battle of the Wilderness has been getting some serious attention recently, so I was happy to see that Chris Mackowski wrote a book from the Emerging Civil War Series about it.

Hell Itself encompasses May 5 -7 and does what most other books from this series has done/5. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Hell Itself: The Battle of the Wilderness, Mayby Chris Mackowski at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or Brand: Savas Beatie. CAMPAYNE OF THE ST N. THROUGH THE WILDERNESS IN VA.

ARMY OF THE POTOMAC COMMENCING MAY 4TH SIXTH CORPS CROSSING THE RAPIDAN TO GO INTO THE BATTLE OF THE WILDERNESS: We were in winter quarters near Brandy Station, VA.

Our Bugler sounded the revilee and long role which caused a comotion in camp knowing full well the time had. Battle of the Wilderness: Second Day. Shortly after 5 a.m. on May 6, the Union 2nd Corps, led by Winfield Scott Hancock, attacked along the Plank Road. Advancing in a battle.

Wilderness is the story of Abel Truman, and the events surrounding two traumatic periods that define his life: the Battle of the Wilderness inand his attempt in to leave the wilderness where he has isolated himself for 35 years and find a bit of redemption before he dies/5.

The first battle between Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Gen. Robert E. Lee erupted late in the morning of May 5,as Maj. Gen. Gouverneur K.

Warren's Union V Corps attacked Lt. Gen. Richard S. Ewell’s Second Corps on the Orange Turnpike southwest of the old Chancellorsville battlefield. I enjoyed Reading THE BATTLE of the WILDERNESS because it gave me some idea of what my great-great uncle experienced on the first day of the second Battle of the Wilderness.

He was killed that first day while fighting under the leadership of Wadsworth. The author, from a first-hand view point re-counts an unbiased account of both sides of the /5(2). Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of Michigan and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.

Schaff embarked on a writing career late in life, publishing his first book in The Battle of the Wilderness, fought May, was the first battle of Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Virginia Overland Campaign against Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War.

The battle took place in an area of almost impenetrable scrub and rough terrain known as the Wilderness of Spotsylvania, a few miles to the west of where the Battle of Chancellorsville had been fought a year earlier.

The Union Army of the Potomac, under the command of General George Meade but taking orders from Grant, crossed the Rapidan River on 4 May and converged at the Wilderness. The Battle of the Wilderness was the first battle of the Overland Campaign.

Was the Wilderness the beginning of the end of Lee’s army. DP: In retrospect it was, although that was less clear at the time. Indeed, after two weeks of killing in the Wilderness and at Spotsylvania Court House, in which the Army of Northern Virginia had lost.

Page - Potomac's one weakness, the lack of springy formation, and audacious, self-reliant initiative. This organic weakness was entirely due to not having had in its youth skillfully aggressive leadership. Its early commanders had dissipated war's best elixir by training it into a life of caution, and the evil of that schooling it had shown on more than one occasion, and unmistakably that.

Fought 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 provides the consummate recounting of that conflict of May 5 and 6,which ended with high 5/5(4). In the spring ofin 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 initiated an epic confrontation between these two Civil War commanders--one that would finally end, eleven months later, with Lee's surrender at Appomattox.

"Battle of the Wilderness", by Gordon C. Rhea, is simply the best treatment of any Civil War battle. Rhea's narrative is as captivating as the best work of fiction, and more so. As a reader, I felt as though the action was un-folding right before my eyes, and I found it exceedingly difficult to put the book down!Cited by:   In an exciting narrative, Gordon C.

Rhea provides the consummate recounting of that conflict of May 5 and 6,which ended with high casualties on both sides but no clear victor.

With its balanced analysis of events and people, command structures and strategies, The Battle of the Wilderness is operational history as it should be written/5(4).

With its balanced analysis of events and people, command structures and strategies, The Battle of the Wilderness is a thorough and meticulous military history. This is the first of a five volume series on General Ulysses S.

Grant’s Overland Campaign during the American Civil War/5.