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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.
Table of Contents
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
The Design and Construction of Field Fortifications in the Overland Campaign 217
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Intriguing, important, and authoritative.Military History of the West
Ilumines and educates.Civil War Book Review
For military specialists and Civil War enthusiasts . . . Those with such a focused interest will be rewarded by reading Hess' intense study.Journal of Southern History
An important and valuable study of a long neglected subject. . . .Illuminating.Military History
Keeps the subject fresh while presenting the nuanced tactical differences in a logical sequential manner.TOCWOC: A Civil War Blog
Hess tells the story with clarity and tactical detail.Blue & Gray