Gordon Rhea, The Battle for Spotsylvania Courthouse. 1st ed., Signed
In The Battle for Spotsylvania Courthouse Gordon Rhea continues his 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, fine prose, and an abundance of supporting primary evidence, it is a worthy sequel to Rhea’s first acclaimed work, The Battle of the Wilderness.
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 through frontal assault reached a chilling climax at what is now called the Bloody Angle. 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’s mortal wounding at Yellow Tavern. Here, too, are fresh and challenging interpretations that often contradict conventional wisdom.
Very Good; dust jacket; signed.
Rhea, Gordon C. The Battles For Spotsylvania Court House and the Road to Yellow Tavern: May 7 – 12, 1864. 1st edition, signed.
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