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The Resource The battles for Spotsylvania Court House and the road to Yellow Tavern : May 7-12, 1864, Gordon C. Rhea

The battles for Spotsylvania Court House and the road to Yellow Tavern : May 7-12, 1864, Gordon C. Rhea

Label
The battles for Spotsylvania Court House and the road to Yellow Tavern : May 7-12, 1864
Title
The battles for Spotsylvania Court House and the road to Yellow Tavern
Title remainder
May 7-12, 1864
Statement of responsibility
Gordon C. Rhea
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Battles for Spotsylvania Court House and the Road to Yellow Tavern, May 7-12, 1864 continues Gordon C. Rhea's peerless treatment of the Civil War's clash of titans: Grant's Army of the Potomac versus Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Inlaid with detail, innovative analysis, riveting prose, and an abundance of supporting primary evidence, it is a worthy sequel to Rhea's first, acclaimed work, The Battle of the Wilderness, May 5-6, 1864." "Here Rhea examines the maneuvers and battles from May 7, 1864, when Grant left the Wilderness, through May 12, when his attempt to break Lee's line by frontal assault reached a chilling climax at what is now called the Bloody Angle." "Rhea draws exhaustively upon previously untapped materials - most notably contemporary newspaper accounts and diaries and letters only recently made available - to construct the definitive account of Grant and Lee at Spotsylvania. Here for the first time is a detailed description of the cavalry's role in the campaign, from the grim fighting at Todd's Tavern through Philip Sheridan's Richmond raid and Jeb Stuart is mortal wounding at Yellow Tavern. Here, too, are fresh and challenging interpretations that often contradict conventional wisdom
Related
Awards note
Winner of the Jules and Frances Landry Award for 1997.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rhea, Gordon C
Dewey number
973.7/36
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E476.52
LC item number
.R46 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Grant, Ulysses S.
  • Lee, Robert E.
  • United States
  • Confederate States of America
  • Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of, Va., 1864
  • Battlefields
  • Spotsylvania (Va.)
  • Spotsylvania (Va.)
  • Spotsylvania County (Va.)
  • Spotsylvania County (Va.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The battles for Spotsylvania Court House and the road to Yellow Tavern : May 7-12, 1864, Gordon C. Rhea
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Sequel to: Battle of the Wilderness, May 5-6, 1864
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 421-450) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
May 7, 1864: Grant and Lee skirmish in the Wilderness and at Todd's Tavern -- May 8: the armies meet at Laurel Hill -- May 9: Grant and Lee shift for position, and Sheridan starts South -- May 10: Grant feels for openings at the Po and Laurel Hill -- May 10: Grant attacks across Lee's line -- May 11: a cavalryman dies, and Grant prepares to attack again -- May 12: Grant captures the silent -- May 12: the armies reach stalemate at the bloody angle -- Appendix: the order of battle
Control code
ocm36011625
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 483 pages
Isbn
9780807121368
Lccn
96049575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
973.736 R341 ; GE-G ; GE1811DON pav, MP.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 36011625
  • (OCoLC)36011625
Label
The battles for Spotsylvania Court House and the road to Yellow Tavern : May 7-12, 1864, Gordon C. Rhea
Publication
Note
Sequel to: Battle of the Wilderness, May 5-6, 1864
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 421-450) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
May 7, 1864: Grant and Lee skirmish in the Wilderness and at Todd's Tavern -- May 8: the armies meet at Laurel Hill -- May 9: Grant and Lee shift for position, and Sheridan starts South -- May 10: Grant feels for openings at the Po and Laurel Hill -- May 10: Grant attacks across Lee's line -- May 11: a cavalryman dies, and Grant prepares to attack again -- May 12: Grant captures the silent -- May 12: the armies reach stalemate at the bloody angle -- Appendix: the order of battle
Control code
ocm36011625
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 483 pages
Isbn
9780807121368
Lccn
96049575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
973.736 R341 ; GE-G ; GE1811DON pav, MP.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 36011625
  • (OCoLC)36011625

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