The Cavalry at Appomattox
A Tactical Study of Mounted Operations During the Civil
War's Climactic Campaign, March 27-April 9, 1865
Civil War Virginia
American Civil War
April 2, 1865
This book not only offers concise detail but also gives terrific insight into the state of the Union and Confederacy during Lee's life. Lee was truly a one of kind gentleman and American, and had Virginia not been in the south or neutral, he ultimately would have led the Union forces.
Union columns converged on Petersburg on April 2. Part of Miles's force struck north from White Oak Road meeting elements of four Confederate brigades (Cooke, Scales, MacRae, McGowan) attempting to defend the South Side Railroad.
The Confederates placed their left flank on the Ocran Methodist Church, where it was overrun by three Union brigades commanded by Miles.
The Confederate defenders were scattered and driven northwestward.
With this victory, the Federals possessed the South Side Railroad, General Robert E. Lee's last supply line into Petersburg.
Result(s): Union victory
Campaign: Appomattox Campaign (March-April 1865) next battle in campaign previous battle in campaign
Date(s): April 2, 1865
Principal Commanders: Major General Nelson A. Miles [US]; Major General Henry Heth and Major General Cadmus Wilcox [CS]
Forces Engaged: Divisions
Estimated Casualties: 970 total (US 370; CS 600)
March - April 1865
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April 9, 1865
Beauregard often gets overlooked, he was never as beloved as Lee or Stonewall Jackson, but he was capable, the man had a sharp mind and Lee understood this, even if Jefferson Davis did not
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- Size: Figures Stand up to 2-1/8 inches tall
- Scale: 1/32nd, Wagons and Horses slightly smaller
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sides of the conflict during the war and long after, and they continue to be held in esteem as figures as legendary as Forrest himself. Not merely guards or couriers, these men were an elite force who rode harder and fought more fiercely than any others
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Meade: Victor At Gettysburg
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to the Sea
The destruction spanned more than sixty miles in width and virtually cut the South in two, disabling the flow of supplies to the Confederate army. He led more than 60,000 Union troops to blaze a path from Atlanta to Savannah, ordering his men to burn crops, kill livestock, and decimate everything that fed the Rebel war
The Glory Cloak: A
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From childhood, Susan Gray and her cousin Louisa May Alcott have shared a safe, insular world of outdoor adventures and grand amateur theater -- a world that begins to evaporate with the outbreak of the Civil War. Frustrated with sewing uniforms and wrapping bandages, the two women journey to
Washington, D.C.'s Union Hospital to volunteer as nurses.
The Civil War for Kids
History explodes in this activity
guide spanning the turmoil preceding secession, the first shots fired at Fort Sumter, the fierce battles on land and sea, and finally the Confederate surrender at Appomattox. Making butternut dye for a Rebel uniform, learning drills and signals with flags, decoding wigwag, baking hardtack, reenacting battles, and making a medicine kit bring this pivotal period in our nation's history to
The Civil War
Introduces young readers to the harrowing true story of the American Civil War and its immediate aftermath. A surprisingly
detailed battle-by-battle account of America's deadliest conflict ensues, culminating in the restoration of the Union followed by the tragic assassination of President Lincoln
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