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The Battle of the Wilderness, May 5--6, 1864

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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. Gordon C. Rhea, in his exhaustive study The Battle of the Wilderness, provides the consummate recounting of that conflict of May 5 and 6, 1864, which ended with high casualties on both sides but no clear victor. Whereas previous studies have stood solely on published ...

The Battle of the Wilderness, May 5--6, 1864 1994, LSU Press, Baton Rouge

ISBN-13: 9780807118733

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