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 Posted: Wed Mar 21st, 2007 05:45 pm
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Just a minor aside from this thread. What has always intriqued me regarding the overland campaign was that this was the birth of trench warfare (sure there were other instances but never to this extreme) which lead to its fruition decades later in Belgium and France. Massive assaults at entrenched works at the Wilderness, Spotsylvannia, Cold Harbor were very like what happened at Verdun and Yypres. What course would Grant have taken after Cold Harbor if Lincoln and Halleck had given him the replacement troops? Hornes book The Path to Glory is a good read for those interested in Verdun. Can't remember the book or author but several years ago a Canadian journalist wrote about tracing the trench line from Belgium to Switzerland, also an interesting read.

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