By Gordon C. Rhea
Gordon Rhea's gripping fourth quantity at the spring 1864 campaign-which pitted Ulysses S. supply opposed to Robert E. Lee for the 1st time within the Civil War-vividly re-creates the battles and maneuvers from the stalemate at the North Anna River throughout the chilly Harbor offensive. chilly Harbor: supply and Lee, may possibly 26-June three, 1864 showcases Rhea's tenacious study which elicits gorgeous new proof from the files of a section oddly neglected or mythologized through historians. In transparent and profuse tactical aspect, Rhea tracks the outstanding occasions of these 9 days, giving a stunning new interpretation of the well-known conflict that left seven thousand Union casualties and in basic terms fifteen hundred accomplice lifeless or wounded. the following, provide isn't a callous butcher, and Lee doesn't salary an ideal struggle. in the pages of chilly Harbor, Rhea separates truth from fiction in a charged, evocative narrative. He leaves readers less than a moonless sky, with supply considering the eastward process the James River fifteen miles south of the encamped armies.
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