as described by gordon rhea in the spring issue of hallowed ground, “ the overland campaign, some 40- odd days of maneuver and combat between the rapidan and james rivers, pitted the civil war’ s premier generals — lt. grant for the union, and gen.
lee for the confederacy — against one. the overland campaign stunned americans in 1864, but cold harbor would be the last major battle of the overland campaign because grant would reach his objective by stealing a march on lee to cross the james river, beginning the actions that would lead to the siege of petersburg. like me, i' m sure many of you are fans of gordon rhea.
his books on the overland campaign are well- researched and highly readable narratives. the last one was published in. after years of research, he' s just released a new book titled lee' s army during the overland campaign: a numerical study. exactly 150 years after the battle of cold harbor began, historian and author gordon rhea talked about its effect on the course of the overland campaign and the civil war itself.
gordon rhea, noah trudeau, and ernest furgurson have written fine histories of these final months of the overland campaign, but the uniqueness of linking the end of that operation with the beginning of the petersburg campaign using a variety of scholarly sub- themes is novel and refreshing. the private soldier’ s.
gordon rhea has skillfully pieced together arguably the best work thus far on the battle of cold harbor. his work covers the deadlock on the north anna and culminates with grant’ s attack on j. rhea’ s previous works concentrate on the preceding battles of the overland campaign leading up to cold harbor. rhea is the author of four previous books about the overland campaign, including the battle of the wilderness, may 5– 6, 1864, winner of the civil war regiments book award; the battles for spotsylvania court house and the road to yellow tavern, may 7– 12, 1864; and cold harbor: grant and lee, may 26– j, winner of the austin civil war round table’ s laney prize.
gordon rhea' s book on the battle of the wilderness may be the definitive book on the subject, but i still think a better one can be written. i don' t want to insinuate that i disliked the book, not at all - it was well- written, well- researched, and interesting.
The overland campaign began as grant' s forces crossed the rapidan river on. This article seems to be a preview of sorts for the upcoming fifth ( and final? Rhea' s writing is concise and clear and his research and. Rhea book resume: the second volume in gordon c. Grant and robert e.
Young iii, gordon c. Lee for the first time in the civil war - - gordon rhea vividly re- creates the battles and maneuvers from the north anna stalemate through the cold harbor offensive. Here rhea examines the maneuvers and battles from, when grant left the wilderness, through may 12, when his attempt to break lee' s line by frontal. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Grant during the 1864 overland campaign in virginia, which included the battle of the wilderness.
Gordon rhea’ s latest publication, on to petersburg: grant and lee, june 4- 15, 1864 ( lsu press, ) nevertheless demands a reaction piece here on the emerging civil war blog, so we’ re going to tackle the last phase of the overland campaign with good old bullet points. Cold harbor: grant and lee may 26 - j written by gordon c. Rhea ( foreword). Does anybody know what the status is of gordon rhea' s planned fifth book in the overland campaign series is? Gordon rhea continues his overland campaign series with cold harbor.
Lee’ s confederate army of northern virginia during the spring and summer of 1864. I' ve finished cold harbor and am vastly excited to read more. Gordon rhea' s overland campaign series. Of note is an article gordon rhea last book on overland campaign by gordon rhea looking at “ grant’ s disengagement from cold harbor” on june 12- 13, 1864. It' s been talked about for three or four years and nothing yet. ) volume of his overland campaign series, which ends at the battle of petersburg on j.
Award for his book on the. The six- week overland campaign in virginia between may 4 and j, was the fiercest sustained period of fighting of the civil gordon rhea last book on overland campaign war. Which gordon rhea last book on overland campaign is it, overland or petersburg? Cold harbor: grant and lee, may 26- june3, 1864 is the gordon rhea last book on overland campaign final gordon rhea last book on overland campaign volume in gordon rhea’ s brilliant series of four gordon rhea last book on overland campaign books describing the “ overland campaign” of u.
Book summary/ gordon rhea last book on overland campaign review: btc siege of petersburg book notes: btc siege of petersburg gordon rhea last book on overland campaign book sources: publisher info: with on to petersburg, gordon c. In his gripping fourth volume on the spring 1864 overland campaign - - which pitted ulysses s. Someone said that rhea is on facebook, you might look him up and. That same army had lost only twice that— 100, 000— in all the previous three years of war. Louisiana state university press,. Rhea - overland campaign books" topic.
Grant' s objective was to force an engagement with lee, outside of his mine run fortifications, by either drawing his forces out or turning them. The second volume in gordon c. On to petersburg: grant and lee, june 4- 15, 1864 gordon rhea last book on overland campaign - kindle edition by gordon c. Rhea is a well- researched and written account of what really gordon rhea last book on overland campaign gordon rhea last book on overland campaign happened in this gordon rhea last book on overland campaign part of the overland campaign as for the first time ulysses s.
Peter carmichael and gordon rhea talked about the tactics of generals robert e. Grant against robert e. In his last book cold harbor: grant and lee, may 26- j he continues to correct misconceptions and false myths about the personalities and the battle. Of gordon rhea' s five overland campaign books, his cold harbor work is the only one mia in my library. Lsu press is scheduled to release on to petersburg: grant and lee, june 4- 15, 1864 in august of. In the thirty days since grant had first fired upon lee in the wilderness, his army of the potomac had lost 50, 000 men.
Rhea has written four volumes about the overland gordon rhea last book on overland campaign campaign which began when the army of the potomac crossed the rapidan in early may, 1864. Use features like bookmarks, note gordon rhea last book on overland campaign taking and highlighting while reading on to petersburg: grant and lee, june 4- 15, 1864. In october, my colleague edward alexander posted his thoughts about the book, situating it the larger historiography of the overland campaign. Book summary: the title of this book is lee' s army during the overland campaign and it was written by alfred c.
I had purchased the cold harbor book and ordered the other two. < br / > < br / > on to. Rhea' s peerless five- book series on the civil war' s 1864 overland campaign abounds with rhea' s signature detail, innovative analysis, and riveting prose. Rhea completes his much- lauded history of the overland campaign, a series of civil war battles fought between generals ulysses s.
Rhea is an american lawyer and historian, who specializes in the gordon rhea last book on overland campaign american civil war especially the overland campaign. Gordon rhea' s " on to petersburg" ( at last) gordon rhea last book on overland campaign finally, some solid information about gordon rhea' s long- awaited fifth and final volume of his acclaimed overland campaign series. With on to petersburg, gordon c.
On to petersburg: grant and lee june 4- 15, 1864 by gordon c. The battles for spotsylvania court house and the road to yellow tavern, may 7- 12, 1864 by gordon c. Lee for the gordon rhea last book on overland campaign first time in the civil war – the author vividly re- creates the battle and maneuvers from the north anna stalemate through the cold harbor offensive. Like this blog on facebook | more civil war q& as on my gordon rhea last book on overland campaign blog at a dinner with a civil war expert last summer, i asked him for a scouting report on gordon rhea, whose excellent book on the gordon rhea last book on overland campaign battle of the wilderness, first published in 1994, i had.
Rhea, jonathan davis] on amazon. This particular edition is in a hardcover format. Lee go head to head with their respective armies. Grant and the union army of the potomac against robert e. In gordon gordon rhea last book on overland campaign rhea’ s gripping fourth volume on the spring 1864 overland campaign – which pitted ulysses s.
Lee in southeastern gordon rhea last book on overland campaign virginia in the spring of 1864. * free* shipping on qualifying offers. 1864" is the last book in the series, to date? Withon to petersburg, gordon c. Back in september, i mentioned how gordon rhea last book on overland campaign excited i was about the arrival of gordon rhea’ s book on to petersburg: grant and lee, june 4- 15, 1864.
As far as i know cold harbor is the last gordon rhea last book on overland campaign of the overland. This books publish date is and it has a suggested retail price of $ 39. Lee and ulysses s. Rhea gives the reader a surprising new interpretation of the famous battle the left 7, 000 union casualties and only. On to petersburg is the final book in gordon rhea’ s five- volume history of the overland campaign, a series of civil war battles fought between generals ulysses s.
On to petersburg: grant and lee, june 4- 15, 1864 [ gordon c. Lee in southeastern virginia in the spring and summer of 1864.