Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Time lifestyles schooling (June 1986)
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He by surprise going to and on either one of our flanks even as. return on your command and take a look at to imagine Robert Milroy, they had turn into recognized Sedgwick's headquarters. is of you Darkness and Federal reinforcements positioned wick's accountability, and through the tack. is Meade and Grant's campsite, spouting stories of disas- the complete VI Corps was once collapsing, Sedgwick himself have been captured. All used to be misplaced. "Nonsense! " bellowed Meade. "If ter: to give up — accomplice prior to the Robert E. Lee rode again to his headquarters on the the Widow Tapp farm. within the woods moans of the wounded became as fireplace engulfed to screams them. Paper cartridges in their wallet or in cartridge bins ignited and exploded with an eerie clatter. In days of scuffling with, by way of a few counts, Lee's military had sustained at the least 7,500 casualties. the overall placed the survivors to paintings strengthening their defenses. they've got damaged our traces, they could do noth- presently after darkish, Ulysses provide provided extra this night. " furnish was once additionally advised of the accomplice flank assault. A panicky officer approached him, predicting that Lee used to be throwing his complete strength among them and the river, slicing the Union military off. Retreat was once impera- George Meade the final cigar in his pocket and ing tive. supply, frequently so phlegmatic, spoke back sought the privateness of his tent. The motion in military of the wounded or the wasteland had expense Grant's Potomac 17,666 males killed, captured. earlier than retiring, he had a correspondent who used to be approximately Washington dossier to his tale notice for a to leave for at the conflict. "If with an outburst that matched Meade's. you spot the President," acknowledged furnish, Horace Porter, Grant's him, from me, that no matter what occurs, there provide sputtered: "I aide, later wrote that am bored with listening to will "tell be no turning again. " eighty one A Slaughter on the Crossroads 'Yanks and Rebels, coated with their blood, lay clinched within the fingers of dying. Ghastly faces upturned, eyes staring out in their sunken sockets, countenances betokening the desperation of the clash, instructed a narrative by no means advised earlier than in this continent. " SERGEANT F. M. THRASHER, 108TH manhattan, on the conflict OF SPOTSYLVANIA within the burned and decaying flesh hung over the press the enemy. desolate tract on Saturday morning, may well 7. So did an eerie calm, bewildering after the violence of the final days. there have been spo- musket fireplace, signaling short encounters among Federal and accomplice skirmishers, and some cannon photographs, yet radic bursts of veterans — their ears attuned to the ominous roar that indicated the beginning of a true conflict shrugged off those noises ized that neither of the als as meaningless Slowly the troops on each side clatter. was once prone to commanding renew the carnage actual- generin the common Lee in short entertained the proposal that supply will be approximately to disengage and withdraw eastward, following the lengthy teach of ambulances that the Confederates may well see snaking towards Fredericksburg.