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JoanieReb wrote: I didn't think it was based on one day; thought it was based on one month.  In the month leading up to and through Cold Harbor, "Grant has lost no less than half as many men as it had lost in the previous three yearsunder McDowell, McClellan, Pope, Burnside, Hooker, and Meade on his own."

I've been re-reading Shelby Foote's account of The Wilderness in preparation for diving into Rhea and couple more specialized accounts.

Volume III, page 295 gives a good acoount of the losses and cumulative strain that it had on the officers and men.


Joanie,

You seem to be one who prefers to hear things from the horse's mouth (me too!).  Might I recommend Volume 4 of battles & leaders of the Civil War?  There are a couple of good accounts of the battle (and the campaign) in there.

 

Don

 

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