Tag Archives: Battle of the Wilderness

Evening in the Widow Tapp Field

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Limited Number of Rooms Available

For all of those planning on attending the First Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, the Inn at Stevenson Ridge has a limited number of rooms left. If you are planning on staying on site, be sure to … Continue reading

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Follow the Overland Campaign with the Emerging Civil War Series

Follow the Overland Campaign with the Emerging Civil War Book Series, from Savas Beatie, LLC. No Turning Back: A Guide to the 1864 Overland Campaign, from the Wilderness to Cold Harbor, May 4-June 13, 1864 By: Robert M. Dunkerly, Donald … Continue reading

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Catching Up on our 150th Anniversary Coverage

We wanted to take a moment to thank all of our readers for following along with our 150th anniversary coverage. Over the last two weeks we have published a large number of posts, to make it easier on our readers, … Continue reading

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Keep on Following Us!

We hope that everyone has been enjoying our extensive coverage of the 150th Anniversary of the Overland Campaign. Like Grant’s armies, our coverage will keep rolling forward over the next few weeks. In the meantime, please follow us on Facebook … Continue reading

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“Run for our rail piles…”: The Battle of Laurel Hill…Part 1

Click here to read part two. “Run for our rail piles,” bellowed Major General Jeb Stuart. Stuart, whose horsemen had been slowing the majority of the Union Army since the afternoon of May 7th, was playing the ace that he … Continue reading

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The Turning Point of the War—150 years ago today

Forget that nonsense you’ll hear from folks about “Gettysburg as the turning point of the Civil War.” Rather, Grant’s decision today–150 years ago–was the turning point of the war: Unable to get at Lee in the Wilderness, he decided he’d … Continue reading

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The Slow Road South: The Battle of Todd’s Tavern

Thus far in the Overland Campaign, the Union cavalry was not performing up to the high standards it had set during the Gettysburg Campaign. On the eve of the spring campaign there had been a shake up in the command … Continue reading

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Grant’s Command Post

From this knoll, west of the intersection of State Routes 3  and 20 and just out of sight from the highway, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant oversaw his first battle in the Eastern Theater. Horace Porter, one of Grant’s staffers wrote after … Continue reading

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Holding the Line

William T. Poague’s gun line, at the edge of Widow Tapp’s Field

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