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.
|Publisher:||History Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
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