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The Battles for Spotsylvania Court House and the Road to Yellow Tavern, May 7-12, 1864 (Civil War's 1864 Overland Campaign Series)
     

The Battles for Spotsylvania Court House and the Road to Yellow Tavern, May 7-12, 1864 (Civil War's 1864 Overland Campaign Series)

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by Gordon Rhea
 

The second volume in Gordon C. Rhea's peerless five-book series on the Civil War's 1864 Overland Campaign abounds with Rhea's signature detail, innovative analysis, and riveting prose. 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

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The second volume in Gordon C. Rhea's peerless five-book series on the Civil War's 1864 Overland Campaign abounds with Rhea's signature detail, innovative analysis, and riveting prose. 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. Drawing exhaustively upon previously untapped materials, Rhea challenges conventional wisdom about this violent clash of titans to construct the ultimate account of Grant and Lee at Spotsylvania.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The most cogent analysis ever written on this confused and often misunderstood campaign." — Blue and Gray

"No one will ever write about the 1864 Virginia campaign with the same clarity, drama, and perceptiveness of Rhea." — Civil War History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807130674
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Series:
Jules and Frances Landry Award Series , #2
Pages:
504
Sales rank:
754,576
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Gordon C. Rhea is also the author of The Battle of the Wilderness, May 5—6, 1864; To the North Anna River: Grant and Lee, May 13—25, 1864, winner of the Fletcher Pratt Literary Award; Cold Harbor: Grant and Lee, May 26—June 3, 1864, winner of the Austin Civil War Round Table's Laney Prize, and Carrying the Flag: The Story of Private Charles Whilden, the Confederacy's Most Unlikely Hero. He lives in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.

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Battles For Spotsylvania Court House And The Road To Yellow Tavern, May 7-12, 1864 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
feather21 More than 1 year ago
If you want to know the in depth story and history of all those involved and happenings concerning the 1864 Overland Campaign this is a must read whether if you are a history buff or just an avid reader.