Cold Harbor: Grant and Lee, May 26-June 3, 1864 [NOOK Book]

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Gordon 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 Lee, May 26-June 3, 1864 showcases Rhea's tenacious research which elicits stunning new facts from the records of a phase oddly ignored or mythologized by historians. In clear and profuse tactical detail, Rhea tracks ...

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

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Overview

Gordon 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 Lee, May 26-June 3, 1864 showcases Rhea's tenacious research which elicits stunning new facts from the records of a phase oddly ignored or mythologized by historians. In clear and profuse tactical detail, Rhea tracks the remarkable events of those nine days, giving a surprising new interpretation of the famous battle that left seven thousand Union casualties and only fifteen hundred Confederate dead or wounded. Here, Grant is not a callous butcher, and Lee does not wage a perfect fight. Within the pages of Cold Harbor, Rhea separates fact from fiction in a charged, evocative narrative. He leaves readers under a moonless sky, with Grant pondering the eastward course of the James River fifteen miles south of the encamped armies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807144091
  • Publisher: LSU Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 187,111
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Gordon C. Rhea is the author of The Battle of the Wilderness, May 5-6, 1864; The Battles for Spotsylvania Court House and the Road to Yellow Tavern, May 7-12, 1864; and To the North Anna River: Grant and Lee, May 13-25, 1864, winner of the Fletcher Pratt Literary Award, among other books. He lives in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, and in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, with his wife and two sons.

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

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    A Good Read

    I enjyed this book about a bloody battle that has not been written much about, this book gets into the gritty detail of that fateful day when General Grant ordered those ftuitless attacks at Cold Harbor and thousands of Union troops died within only an hour of fighting. I also learned many things that I didn't know before about the campaign, I highly recommend this fine work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2006

    Detailed Account of Cold Harbor

    'Cold Harbor: Grant and Lee' is an engaging book about the last major flanking movement of the Civil War. I think this book would be great for researchers studying individual troop movements, because it is goes into great detail in this area. The book vividly describes the horror of the battle, which was one of the worst in the war. The author points that the Union commanders were inept in carrying out the battle. Also, the author points out that the Union attack was piecemeal and not a massive assault with massive casualties as some historians claim. My only dissapointment was that the author went into very little detail of the aftermath of the battle where Union troops died needlessly between enemy lines as Grant and Lee worked out a truce. Overall, the book is a fine account of Cold Harbor. Although I have not read the author's other books about 1964 Civil War, this book would make a fine collection with to the series.

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