Tag Archives: Charles Field

A Shift in Strategy: Battle of Globe Tavern

Since June 15, 1864 the Union army under Major General George Meade and Lieutenant General Ulysses Grant hammered the Confederate defenses around Petersburg. From limited success along the eastern front June 15-18, then a thwarted attack on the Confederate supply … Continue reading

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Wounding of James Longstreet: Part Two

Part two in a series. -Authored by Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White.- “In the shaded light of the dense tangle, a shot or two went off, then more, and finally a strong fusillade,” said Sorrel, who was riding next … Continue reading

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The Wounding of James Longstreet: Part One

Part one in a series. -Authored by Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White- The Confederate flank attack through the Spotsylvania Wilderness had been an overwhelming success, surprising the Federal army and sending them into chaotic retreat. Now, the general wanted … Continue reading

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