A Season of Slaughter: The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, May 8-21, 1864

A Season of Slaughter: The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, May 8-21, 1864

by Chris Mackowski, Kristopher White

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ISBN-13: 9781611211498
Publisher: Savas Beatie
Publication date: 05/05/2013
Series: Emerging Civil War Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 734,096
File size: 27 MB
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About the Author

Chris Mackowski is a professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, New York.

Table of Contents

Touring the Battlefield/List of Maps vii

Acknowledgments x

Prologue xv

Chapter 1 The Campaign-May 1864 1

Chapter 2 Out of the Wilderness-May 7, 1864 9

Chapter 3 Todd's Tavern-May 7-8, 1864 15

Chapter 4 Laurel Hill-May 8, 1864 23

Chapter 5 The Death of "Uncle John" Sedgwick-May 9, 1864 35

Chapter 6 Upton's Attack-May 10, 1864 45

Chapter 7 The First Day of Rain-May 11, 1864 57

Chapter 8 The Mule Shoe, Part I: The Union Attack-May 12, 1864 67

Chapter 9 The Mule Shoe, Part II: The Confederate Counterattacks-May 12, 1864 79

Chapter 10 The Mule Shoe, Part III: The Bloody Angle-May 12-13, 1864 89

Chapter 11 Heth's Salient-May 12, 1864 101

Chapter 12 Myer's Hill-May 13, 1864 107

Chapter 13 Mud and Maneuver-May 14-17, 1864 111

Chapter 14 Engineering Over Infantry-May 18, 1864 117

Chapter 15 Harris Farm-May 19, 1864 125

Chapter 16 The Campaign Moves South-May 20-21, 1864 131

Appendix A The Battle of Yellow Tavern Danut T. Davis 139

Appendix B Civilians on the Battlefield Kathleen Logothetis 147

Appendix C A History of the Battlefield John F. Cummings III 151

Appendix D Spotsylvania in Memory Chris Mackowski 155

Order of Battle: Spotsylvania Court House 160

Suggested Reading 172

About the Authors 174

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