The Battle of Cold Harbor, May 26-June 5, 1864
Daniel T. Davis, Phillip S. Greenwalt
Format: Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: May 2014
12 maps, 177 images
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"Lee's army is really whipped," Federal commander Ulysses S. Grant believed.
May 1864 had witnessed near-constant combat between his Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. Grant, unlike his predecessors, had not relented in his pounding of the Confederates. The armies clashed in the Wilderness and at Spotsylvania Courthouse and along the North Anna River. Whenever combat failed to break the Confederates, Grant resorted to maneuver. "I propose to fight it out along this line if it takes all summer," Grant vowed-and it had. Read More...