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Breastworks Are Good Things to Have on Battlefields: Confederate Engineering Operations and Field Fortifications in the Overland Campaign

Keith S. Bohannon

in Cold Harbor To the Crater: The End of the Overland Campaign

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625331
eISBN:
9781469625355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625331.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Increasingly sophisticated fieldworks became a notable feature of operations in May-July 1864. By the time of the fighting outside Petersburg on June 15-18, many Union soldiers had reached a breaking ... More


I Told Him to Go On: Enduring Cold Harbor

Kathryn Shively Meier

in Cold Harbor To the Crater: The End of the Overland Campaign

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625331
eISBN:
9781469625355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625331.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Kathryn Shively Meier examines Union and Confederate soldiers in her essay. The battle of Cold Harbor famously has been described as “not war” but “murder.” Veterans and historians alike have ... More


Cold Harbor To the Crater: The End of the Overland Campaign

Gary W. Gallagher and Caroline E. Janney (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625331
eISBN:
9781469625355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625331.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Between the end of May and the beginning of August 1864, Lt. Gen. U. S. Grant and Gen. R. E. Lee oversaw the transition between the Overland campaign—a remarkable saga of maneuvring, digging, and ... More


Repairing an Army: A Look at the New Troops in the Army of Northern Virginia in May and June 1864

Robert E. L. Krick

in Cold Harbor To the Crater: The End of the Overland Campaign

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625331
eISBN:
9781469625355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625331.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Robert E. L. Krick’s essay surveys the assimilation of new troops into the Army of the Northern Virginia following the heavy losses sustained throughout May. The army had to be rebuilt on the move by ... More


Grant’s Disengagement from Cold Harbor: June 12–13, 1864

Gordon C. Rhea

in Cold Harbor To the Crater: The End of the Overland Campaign

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625331
eISBN:
9781469625355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625331.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Elements of the Army of the Potomac disengaged from Lee at Cold Harbor to cross the James River and approach Petersburg. Gordon C. Rhea’s essay takes a fresh, and somewhat revisionist, look at ... More


Francis Channing Barlow’s Civil War

Joan Waugh

in Cold Harbor To the Crater: The End of the Overland Campaign

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625331
eISBN:
9781469625355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625331.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Joan Waugh’s essay examines the arc of General Francis Channing Barlow’s Civil War, from enlistment as a private in April 1861 through his promotion to major general in 1865. She argues that he can ... More


Holding the Trenches at Cold Harbor, June 7–12

Earl J. Hess

in Trench Warfare Under Grant & Lee: Field Fortifications in the Overland Campaign

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831540
eISBN:
9781469603292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882382_hess.13
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the last five days of the confrontation at Cold Harbor, which was an interim period during which both armies held their positions while Grant prepared for the move across the ... More


The Two Generals Who Resist Each Other: Perceptions of Grant and Lee in the Summer of 1864

Gary W. Gallagher

in Cold Harbor To the Crater: The End of the Overland Campaign

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625331
eISBN:
9781469625355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625331.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Gary W. Gallagher’s opening essay focuses on Grant and Lee, who occupied singular positions in their respective nations. Both were compared to George Washington, a sure indication that fellow ... More


Mackenzie, Gillespie, Calef, Egan, Dearing, and Schaff during the Overland and Petersburg Campaigns

Brian R. McEnany

in For Brotherhood and Duty: The Civil War History of the West Point Class of 1862

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160627
eISBN:
9780813165479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160627.003.0013
Subject:
History, Military History

From May to July, 1864, several members of the class participated in the Overland campaign and the siege of Petersburg with the Army of the Potomac. George Gillespie’s actions at Bethesda Church as ... More


Atoms in Biology

Suzanne Bourgeois

in Genesis of the Salk Institute: The Epic of Its Founders

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520276079
eISBN:
9780520956599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276079.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Like Szilard, Max Delbrück was a physicist who turned to biology after WWII. The backgrounds of Delbrück and of Salvador Luria are reviewed. They linked up with Alfred Hershey to form the nucleus of ... More


The Battle of the Crater in Recent Fiction

Stephen Cushman

in Cold Harbor To the Crater: The End of the Overland Campaign

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625331
eISBN:
9781469625355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625331.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Stephen Cushman extends Levin’s coverage with an examination of the Crater in recent fiction and film. Using Charles Frazier’s best-selling Cold Mountain (1997), Anthony Minghella’s cinematic version ... More


We Will Finish the War Here: Confederate Morale in the Petersburg Trenches, June and July 1864

M. Keith Harris

in Cold Harbor To the Crater: The End of the Overland Campaign

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625331
eISBN:
9781469625355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625331.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

M. Keith Harris examines morale among Confederate soldiers in the trenches around Petersburg. Despite common perceptions among later historians that the siege marked the beginning of an inevitable ... More


The Devil Himself Could Not Have Checked Them: Fighting with Black Soldiers at the Crater

Kevin M. Levin

in Cold Harbor To the Crater: The End of the Overland Campaign

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625331
eISBN:
9781469625355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625331.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Confederates resented the Union’s deployment of black soldiers in combat at Petersburg, using their presence to rally additional support for the Confederacy. Kevin M. Levin’s essay touches briefly on ... More


The Overland Campaign

Harry S. Laver

in A General Who Will Fight: The Leadership of Ulysses S. Grant

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136776
eISBN:
9780813141282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136776.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

Grant's success at Chattanooga led to another promotion, this time to General in Chief of all Union Armies with the responsibility of developing a new strategy to win the war. Ordering simultaneous ... More


A War Thoroughfare: Confederate Civilians and the Siege of Petersburg

Caroline E. Janney

in Cold Harbor To the Crater: The End of the Overland Campaign

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625331
eISBN:
9781469625355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625331.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Caroline E. Janney’s essay directs attention away from the battlefront to the civilian experience during the siege. Giving full attention to conditions in June and July 1864, Janney also extends her ... More


“I Suppose I Should Do Something, Maybe an Experiment or Something”

Thomas Söderqvist

in Science as Autobiography: The Troubled Life of Niels Jern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094411
eISBN:
9780300128710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094411.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter describes the arrival of a new research fellow in the Standardization Department from the new world. Twenty-two-year-old Karl Gordon Lark had just completed his Ph.D. with one of ... More


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