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The Resource A fire in the wilderness : the first battle between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, John Reeves

A fire in the wilderness : the first battle between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, John Reeves

Label
A fire in the wilderness : the first battle between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee
Title
A fire in the wilderness
Title remainder
the first battle between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee
Statement of responsibility
John Reeves
Title variation
Fire in the wilderness
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the spring of 1864, President Lincoln feared that he might not be able to save the Union. The Army of the Potomac had performed poorly over the previous two years, and many Northerners were understandably critical of the war effort. Lincoln assumed he'd lose the November election, and he firmly believed a Democratic successor would seek peace immediately, spelling an end to the Union. A Fire in the Wilderness tells the story of that perilous time when the future of the United States depended on the Union Army's success in a desolate forest roughly sixty-five miles from the nation's capital. At the outset of the Battle of the Wilderness, General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia remained capable of defeating the Army of the Potomac. But two days of relentless fighting in dense Virginia woods, Robert E. Lee was never again able to launch offensive operations against Grant's army. Lee, who faced tremendous difficulties replacing fallen soldiers, lost 11,125 men--or 17% of his entire force. On the opposing side, the Union suffered 17,666 casualties. The alarming casualties do not begin to convey the horror of this battle, one of the most gruesome in American history. The impenetrable forest and gunfire smoke made it impossible to view the enemy. Officers couldn't even see their own men during the fighting. The incessant gunfire caused the woods to catch fire, resulting in hundreds of men burning to death. "It was as though Christian men had turned to fiends, and hell itself had usurped the place of the earth," wrote one officer. When the fighting finally subsided during the late evening of the second day, the usually stoical Grant threw himself down on his cot and cried
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
WCFLS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reeves, John
Dewey number
973.736
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E476.52
LC item number
.R443 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lee, Robert E.
  • Grant, Ulysses S.
  • Grant, Ulysses S.
  • Lee, Robert E.
  • Wilderness, Battle of the (Virginia : 1864)
  • Wilderness, Battle of the, Va., 1864
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
A fire in the wilderness : the first battle between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, John Reeves
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-291) 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
The ghosts of Stonewall Jackson -- Private William Reeves -- Confederates on the turnpike -- The elephant appears -- Raging fire at Saunders Field -- Confederates on the Orange Plank Road -- Nighttime in the wilderness -- Lee to the rear -- High noon on the Orange Plank Road -- Robert E. Lee's enticing opportunity -- Grant's night march -- "The great army of the wounded" -- The bloody angle -- Arlington -- Gen. Wadsworth's body -- Fathers and sons
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
270 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781643137001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1249552452
  • (OCoLC)on1249552452
Label
A fire in the wilderness : the first battle between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, John Reeves
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-291) 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
The ghosts of Stonewall Jackson -- Private William Reeves -- Confederates on the turnpike -- The elephant appears -- Raging fire at Saunders Field -- Confederates on the Orange Plank Road -- Nighttime in the wilderness -- Lee to the rear -- High noon on the Orange Plank Road -- Robert E. Lee's enticing opportunity -- Grant's night march -- "The great army of the wounded" -- The bloody angle -- Arlington -- Gen. Wadsworth's body -- Fathers and sons
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
270 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781643137001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1249552452
  • (OCoLC)on1249552452

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