The Battle of the Wilderness May 5-6, 1864

Fought in a tangled forest fringing the south bank of the Rapidan River, the Battle of the Wilderness marked the initial engagement in the climactic months of the Civil War in Virginia, and the first encounter between Ulysses S Grant and Robert E Lee In an exciting narrative, Gordon C Rhea

The Wilderness Campaign

In the spring of 1864 in the vast scrub forest that spread south from Virginia s Rapidan and Rappahannock Rivers, Ulysses S Grant and Robert E Lee met in battle for the first time The Wilderness campaign of May 5 6 initiated an epic confrontation between these two commanders one that would

The Wilderness Campaign: May 1864

For two days in early May,1864, a dark woodland south of the Rapidan River known as the Wilderness rang with the clamor of battle The musketry and cheers of the troops of the Confederacy and the Union were deafening as charge gave way to countercharge Fires erupted which consumed the dead and

Lee vs. Grant: The Overland Campaign

The Overland Campaign that pitted Robert E Lee against Ulysses S Grant is one of the most famous campaigns of the Civil War, and perhaps its greatest chess match While Grant sought to destroy Lee s Army of Northern Virginia along the way to Richmond, Lee aimed to defend his capital while staying