Trench Warfare under Grant and Lee: Field Fortifications in the Overland Campaign / Edition 1

Trench Warfare under Grant and Lee: Field Fortifications in the Overland Campaign / Edition 1

by Earl J. Hess
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807831549

ISBN-13: 9780807831540

Pub. Date: 09/24/2007

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

Earl J.Hess's study of armies and fortifications turns to the 1864 Overland Campaign to cover battles from the Wilderness to Cold Harbor. Drawing on meticulous research in primary sources and careful examination of battlefields at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna, Bermuda Hundred, and Cold Harbor, , Hess analyzes Union and Confederate movements and tactics

Overview

Earl J.Hess's study of armies and fortifications turns to the 1864 Overland Campaign to cover battles from the Wilderness to Cold Harbor. Drawing on meticulous research in primary sources and careful examination of battlefields at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna, Bermuda Hundred, and Cold Harbor, , Hess analyzes Union and Confederate movements and tactics and the new way Grant and Lee employed entrenchments in an evolving style of battle. Hess argues that Grant's relentless and pressing attacks kept the armies always within striking distance, compelling soldiers to dig in for protection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807831540
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
09/24/2007
Series:
Civil War America Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     xiii
Engineer Assets in the Overland Campaign     1
The Wilderness     19
Spotsylvania, May 8-11     45
The Mule Shoe Salient at Spotsylvania, May 12     65
Spotsylvania, May 13-20     83
Bermuda Hundred     99
North Anna     121
Cold Harbor, May 27-June 2     139
Attack and Siege-Cold Harbor, June 3-7     155
Holding the Trenches at Cold Harbor, June 7-12     179
Conclusion     205
The Design and Construction of Field Fortifications in the Overland Campaign     217
Notes     255
Bibliography     291
Index     305

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