Cold Harbor: Grant And Lee, May 26–June 3, 1864
Gordon Rhea’s gripping fourth volume on the spring 1864 campaign―which pitted Ulysses S. Grant against Robert E. Lee for the first time in the Civil War―vividly re-creates the battles and maneuvers from the stalemate on the North Anna River through the Cold Harbor offensive. Cold Harbor: Grant and Lee, May 26–June 3, 1864 showcases Rhea’s tenacious research which elicits stunning new facts from th...
Paperback: 552 pages
Publisher: LSU Press; 1 edition (April 1, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 700766
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“A very well written account by a master of the time and place . This is the result of years and years of research and study of the Armies and men who fought these horrific battles . With many first person accounts he captures some of the horror they ...”
records of a phase oddly ignored or mythologized by historians. In clear and profuse tactical detail, Rhea tracks the remarkable events of those nine days, giving a surprising new interpretation of the famous battle that left seven thousand Union casualties and only fifteen hundred Confederate dead or wounded. Here, Grant is not a callous butcher, and Lee does not wage a perfect fight. Within the pages of Cold Harbor, Rhea separates fact from fiction in a charged, evocative narrative. He leaves readers under a moonless sky, with Grant pondering the eastward course of the James River fifteen miles south of the encamped armies.