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

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University 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
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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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