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We Were Fortunate to Get Back at All: From White House Landing to First Reams’ Station

A. Wilson Greene

in Campaign of Giants--The Battle for Petersburg: Volume 1: From the Crossing of the James to the Crater

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638577
eISBN:
9781469638591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638577.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter deals with cavalry operations in June 1864, particularly the Union’s Wilson-Kautz Raid, June 22-30. Planned in conjunction with infantry advances as a part of Grant’s Second Petersburg ... More


The Wilderness Campaign

Gary W. Gallagher (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807823347
eISBN:
9781469602394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807835890_gallagher
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the spring of 1864, in the vast Virginia scrub forest known as the Wilderness, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee first met in battle. The Wilderness campaign of May 5–6 initiated an epic ... More


Even in the Midst of an Enemy’s Country the Dictates of Humanity Must at Least Be Observed: The Hard yet Humane War against Confederate Civilians

D. H. Dilbeck

in A More Civil War: How the Union Waged a Just War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630519
eISBN:
9781469630533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630519.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter five considers how consistenly Union armies adhered to the Lieber code and its underlying moral vision of a hard yet human war by investigating the Union army’s treatment of civilians and ... More


The Federal High Command at Spotsylvania

William D. Matter

in The Spotsylvania Campaign

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807824023
eISBN:
9781469604411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898376_gallagher.6
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the Federal high command, considering some of the difficulties that grew out of an awkward arrangement by which Ambrose E. Burnside—who headed the Ninth Corps and held rank ... More


I Have Accomplished One of the Great Things of This War: Construction of the Mine and First Deep Bottom

A. Wilson Greene

in Campaign of Giants--The Battle for Petersburg: Volume 1: From the Crossing of the James to the Crater

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638577
eISBN:
9781469638591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638577.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History

During the lull in the fighting after the Second Petersburg Offensive, the 48th Pennsylvania began building a mine shaft ending underneath a major Confederate fort. The Pennsylvanians completed their ... More


Federals

William L. Shea

in Fields of Blood: The Prairie Grove Campaign

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833155
eISBN:
9781469605098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898680_shea.5
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter shifts its focus to Hindman's counterpart in blue—Brigadier General John M. Schofield, commander of the District of Missouri. Schofield was a highly regarded 1853 graduate of West Point ... More


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