'The Wilderness' encompassed a 70-square-mile expanse of virtually impenetrable woodland in central Virginia, so dense it made conventional warfare impossible. The first battle of Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant's 1864 Overland Campaign against the Army of Northern Virginia, the Wilderness witnessed some of the fiercest fighting of the Civil War. Though outnumbered, General Lee's forces posed stiff resistance to Grant's offensive. At the end of the three day battle, the outcome was uncertain, and the fight ended in a draw. Brilliantly illustrating one of the American Civil War's most tactically challenging battles, this comic strip narrative brings to life a completely new type of warfare; the likes of which had never been fought before on American soil.
About the Author
After graduating from Oxford University, Dan Abnett worked as an editor of comics and children's books before writing full-time. Notable works include Star Trek, The X-Men, Batman and Dr Who. He created and writes the popular comic series Sinister Dexter for 2000 AD and has recently finished a five-year run on The Legion of Superheroes for DC Comics. Dan was voted Best Writer Now at the National Comic Awards 2003. He lives and works in Maidstone, Kent. The author lives in Kent, UK.