By Dan Abnett
'The desolate tract' encompassed a 70-square-mile expanse of almost impenetrable wooded area in relevant Virginia, so dense it made traditional battle most unlikely. the 1st conflict of Lieutenant normal Ulysses S. Grant's 1864 Overland crusade opposed to the military of Northern Virginia, the barren region witnessed a few of the fiercest struggling with of the Civil conflict. even though outnumbered, basic Lee's forces posed stiff resistance to Grant's offensive. on the finish of the 3 day conflict, the end result was once doubtful, and the struggle led to a draw. Brilliantly illustrating one of many American Civil War's such a lot tactically difficult battles, this caricature narrative brings to lifestyles a very new form of battle; the likes of which had by no means been fought ahead of on American soil.
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