Appomattox 1865

Lee’s last campaign

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Appomattox 1865

Lee’s last campaign

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From an internationally renowned expert on US history, this highly illustrated title details the curtain-closing campaign of the Civil War in the East. Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Potomac and Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia faced up to one another one last time, as Lee conducted a desperate series of withdrawals and retreats down the line of Richmond and Danville Railroad.

This book, drawing on the detailed visual aid of bird's eye views and maps, tells the full story of the skirmishes and pursuits that led directly to Lee's surrender, as his frantic efforts to extricate his forces from ever more perilous positions became increasingly untenable.

Table of Contents

Origins of the campaign /Chronology /Opposing commanders /Opposing armies /Orders of battle /Opposing plans /The campaign /Aftermath /The battlefields today /Further reading /Index

Product details

Published Mar 24 2015
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472807519
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 3 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 279
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Ron Field

Ron Field is an internationally acknowledged exper…

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Adam Hook

Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his wo…

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