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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.

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