By Andy Nunez
Grant and Lee fought close to Chancellorsville, VA in a complicated sequence of battles amidst brush thickets and wildfires. in contrast to earlier campaigns, supply easily stored flanking Lee, making an attempt frontal attacks at Spotslvania's 'mule-shoe' and chilly Harbor alongside how you can laying seige to Richmond and Petersburg.
In might 1864 the Union military of the Potomac lower than basic George Meade have been in a leisurely pursuit of the accomplice military of Northern Virginia for almost a yr after the defeat of the Rebels at Gettysburg. accomplice commander basic Robert E. Lee nonetheless retained his awe-inspiring attractiveness for wrecking Union armies that bought too on the subject of Richmond and Meade used to be nonetheless wary. His strategies at Gettysburg have been protective and he used to be not sure that he was once in a position to take the offensive opposed to Lee. even though, issues replaced whilst President Abraham Lincoln appointed basic Ulysses S. supply to command all Union armies. furnish got here east and laid out a accomplished technique for the remainder of the war.
In the deep South, normal William T. Sherman may march out of Tennessee to chop the Confederacy in part by means of taking Atlanta. supply might lead the military of the Potomac around the Rapidan River and march on Richmond. He had the manpower and kit to complete his aim, simply outnumbering Lee. Lee, nevertheless, used to be faraway from overwhelmed and observed furnish as simply one other Union common to be despatched packing, a lot as he had despatched McClellan, Burnside, Pope and Hooker away years ahead of. As Grant's military slowly entered the tangle of woods past Fredericksburg referred to as the barren region, Lee deliberate to pin him there and smash him as he struggled to emerge. The degree used to be set for the crusade that might eternally dictate the phrases of the Civil conflict within the East.
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William W. Buckley 1st Rhode Island mild, Battery H Capt. Crawford Allen, Jr second usa, Battery E Lt. James S. Dudley third usa, Battery G Lt. Edmund Pendleton third usa, Batteries L and M Lt. Erskine Gittings Provisional Brigade Col. Elisha G. Marshall twenty fourth manhattan Cavalry (Dismounted) Col. William C. Raulston 14th big apple Heavy Artillery Lt. Col. Clarence H. Corning second Pennsylvania Provisional Heavy Artillery Col. Thomas Wilhelm CAVALRY CORPS Escort sixth usa 1st department 1st Brigade 1st Michigan fifth Michigan sixth Michigan seventh Michigan second Brigade 4th manhattan sixth big apple MAJ. GEN. PHILIP H. SHERIDAN Capt. Ira W. Claflin Brig. Gen. Alfred T. A. Torbert Brig. Gen. George A. Custer Lt. Col. Peter Stagg Col. Russell A. Alger Maj. James H. Kidd Maj. Henry W. Granger Col. Thomas C. Devin Lt. Col. William R. Parnell Lt. Col. William H. Crocker 17 9th manhattan Col. William Sackett seventeenth Pennsylvania Lt. Col. James Q. Anderson Reserve Brigade Brig. Gen. Wesley Merritt nineteenth ny (1st Dragoons) Col. Alfred Gibbs sixth Pennsylvania Maj. James Starr 1st usa Capt. Nelson B. Sweitzer second usa Capt. Theophilus F. Rodenbough fifth usa Capt. Abraham okay. Arnold 2d department Brig. Gen. David Mcm. Gregg 1st Brigade Brig. Gen. Henry E. Davies, Jr 1st Massachusetts Maj. Lucius M. Sargent 1st New Jersey Lt. Col. John W. Kester sixth Ohio Col. William Stedman 1st Pennsylvania Col. John P. Taylor second Brigade Col. J. Irvin Gregg 1st Maine Col. Charles H. Smith tenth manhattan Maj. M. Henry Avery 2d Pennsylvania Lt. Col. Joseph P. Brinton 4th Pennsylvania Lt. Col. George H. Covode eighth Pennsylvania Lt. Col. Samuel Wilson sixteenth Pennsylvania Lt. Col. John okay. Robison third department Brig. Gen. James H. Wilson Escort eighth Illinois (Detachment) Lt. William W. lengthy 1st Brigade Col. Timothy M. Bryan, Jr 1st Connecticut Maj. Erastus Blakeslee 2d manhattan Col. Otto Harhaus fifth big apple Lt. Col. John Hammond 18th Pennsylvania Lt. Col. William P. Brinton 2d Brigade Col. George H. Chapman third Indiana Maj. William Patton eighth manhattan Lt. Col. William H. Benjamin 1st Vermont Lt. Col. Addison W. Preston 18 ARTILLERY BRIG. GEN. HENRY J. HUNT Artillery Reserve Col. Henry S. Burton 1st Brigade Col. J. Howard Kitching sixth long island Heavy Lt. Col. Edmund R. Travis fifteenth big apple Heavy Col. Louis Schirmer second Brigade Maj. John A. Tompkins Maine gentle, fifth Battery (E) Capt. Greenleaf T. Stevens 1st New Jersey gentle, Battery A Capt. William Hexamer 1st New Jersey gentle, Battery B Capt. A. Judson Clark manhattan mild, fifth Battery Capt. Elijah D. Taft ny gentle, twelfth Battery Capt. George F. McKnight 1st manhattan mild, Battery B Capt. Albert S. Sheldon third Brigade Maj. Robert H. Fitzhugh Massachusetts gentle, ninth Battery Capt. John Bigelow ny gentle, fifteenth Battery Capt. Patrick Hart 1st manhattan mild, Battery C Lt. William H. Phillips manhattan gentle, eleventh Battery Capt. John E. Burton 1st Ohio gentle, Battery H Lt. William A. Ewing fifth usa, Battery E Lt. John R. Brinckle Horse Artillery 1st Brigade Capt.