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Cold Harbor To the Crater: The End of the Overland Campaign

Gary W. Gallagher and Caroline E. Janney


Between the end of May and the beginning of August 1864, Lt. Gen. U. S. Grant and Gen. R. E. Lee oversaw the transition between the Overland campaign—a remarkable saga of maneuvring, digging, and brutal combat—and what became a grueling, eight and one-half month investment of Petersburg that eventually compelled Confederates to abandon Richmond. Although many historians have marked Grant’s crossing of the James on June 12-15 as the close of the campaign, this volume, the tenth in the Military Campaigns of the Civil War series, situates the fighting from Cold Harbor on June 1-3 through the batt ... More

Keywords: Cold Harbor, Crater, Overland Campaign, Robert E. Lee, U. S. Grant, Civil War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781469625331
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625331.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gary W. Gallagher, editor

Caroline E. Janney, editor

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