The Wilderness Campaign

The Meeting of Grant and Lee

Edward Steere

Publication date:
March 2001
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
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ISBN : 9780811731270

Dimensions : 216 X 140 mm
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On May 5 and 6, 1864, in a rugged area of tangled woods and brush on the south side of the Rapidan River in Virginia, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee met for the first time on a Civil War battlefield. The vicious, confused fighting lasted for two days. Though no clear victor emerged, neither conceded defeat, and the death-grapple thus commenced continued for nearly a year. Now available in paperback, Edward Steere's thorough, accurate history, originally published in 1960, was the first full-scale study of the Battle of the Wilderness and remains a principal source on the conflict.