The American Civil War: The War In The East 1863-1865 by Robert K. Krick

By Robert K. Krick

Nice battles and well-known commanders ruled the army background of the Civil struggle within the japanese Theater throughout the interval 1863-1865. This booklet contains revealing information of the conflict at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the most expensive conflict ever waged within the Western Hemisphere, yet, opposite to universal trust, places ahead the speculation that it was once now not a superb turning element within the warfare. This ebook additionally examines the occasions that ended in Robert E Lee accepting beneficiant phrases of hand over from Ulysses S provide, bringing the warfare in Virginia to an in depth. a desirable examine this significant element within the American Civil struggle.

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The Confederate line that was hurriedly entrenched at the beginning of June 1864 ran right through the old battlefield; some of the 1864 fighting of greatest intensity would rage where the same armies had jousted two years before. A Northern newspaperman described the Southern entrenchments as 'intricate, zig-zagged lines within lines, lines protecting flanks of lines ... ' On 3 June, weary of being blocked at every turn and always inclined toward brutally direct action, Grant simply sent forward tens of thousands of men right into that formidable warren of defenses, and into the muzzles of rifles wielded by toughened veterans.

Public domain) railroad - graded and filled, but not yet tracked - that ran south of and parallel to the Plank Road. A mixed force of four brigades pulled from various divisions got astride the rail corridor, moved east until opposite the dangling Federal left flank, then turned north and completely routed Hancock's troops. ' Most of the attackers pushed as far north as the Plank Road. Some of them actually went into the woods north of the road. In the ensuing chaos, a mistaken 'friendly' volley tore into a cavalcade of Confederate officers reconnoitering on the road.

I fully realized the terrible peril I was to encounter. I looked about in the faces of the boys around me, and they told the tale of expected death. ' Upton's direct assault surprised the Confederates - Georgians under General George Doles. It burst over the works, captured several hundred Southerners, and seemed poised to rupture the whole Mule Shoe position; but Confederate reinforcements hurriedly sealed the shoulder of the breach, some of them led by Lee himself. Federal supports did not come forward with the same elan Upton and his men had shown.

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