Lee's Last Campaign: The Story of Lee and His Men Against Grant, 1864

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U of Nebraska Press, 1960 - History - 415 pages
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No history is more beautifully written than this one covering General Robert E. Lee's last campaign with the Army of Northern Virginia from early May to mid-June of 1864. Here the aging Lee is shown improvising strategy with a brilliance that cannot reduce the hopelessness of his situation. With the ghost of a once great army, he is caught between the overwhelming might of the Union forces and the crippling restrictions of his own government.
  

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Contents

The Weight of Empire
3
There Will Be Nothing Left for Us to Live for
34
The Army Was Put in Motion Today
61
Go Down the Road and Strike the Enemy
83
The Wilderness May 5 102103
102
If Night Would Only Come
104
There Are No Ifs
137
The Wilderness May 6 146147
146
The Picture Presented Is One of Ultimate Starvation
217
Good Health Is Indispensable in War
249
The North Anna May 2324
262
My Idea Has Been to Beat Lees Army North of Rich mond
301
It Will Be a Mere Question of Time
317
Grants Crosing of the James June 1416
325
The Very Best Soldier
361
Bibliographical Essay with Selected Bibliography
377

To COMMAND Is TO WEAR Our
177
If It Takes All Summer
179
Spotsylvania May 1112
196

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Lee's Last Campaign is cinematic in its vividness and immediacy, a triumph of style and substance by Clifford Dowdey, the author of The Seven Days: The Emergence of Lee (1964), also reprinted as a Bison Book. Robert K. Krick, the author of Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain (1990), has written an introduction for both books.

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