The Bermuda Hundred Campaign: The Creole and the Beast

The Bermuda Hundred Campaign: The Creole and the Beast

by Arcadia Publishing


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The Bermuda Hundred Campaign: The Creole and the Beast by Arcadia Publishing

The Bermuda Hundred campaign will forever be associated with General Benjamin F. Butler, and for that reason alone, it rarely receives its due. Rotund, cockeyed, egotistical and hated in the South, Butler nevertheless possessed a keen mind and the analytical powers for sound strategy. His nearly 40,000-man Army of the James boarded transport ships at Yorktown Virginia in May 1864 destined for a neck of land just outside Richmond known as Bermuda Hundred. In a series of battles over two weeks, Butler's army met a much smaller Confederate force commanded by General P. G. T. Beauregard. Historian Bruce Wells describes the Confederate attempts to prevent Beast Butler from advancing on Richmond.

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ISBN-13: 9781609493141
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 12/06/2011
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Born and raised in the Old Dominion, Virginia has been home base to Bruce Wells for most of his life. He is a former resident of both Colorado and Florida. His career began in radio in his hometown of Richmond, and he later made the transition to newspapers as a sportswriter for the Palm Beach Post. His freelance work has appeared in, among others, the Dallas Morning News, the Baltimore Sun and the Cincinnati Enquirer. He is a frequent contributor to Baseball Digest. A visit to Drewry's Bluff when he was a child marked the beginning of a lifelong interest in Civil War military history. He makes his home in Henrico, Virginia, with his wife and grandson. This is his first book.

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