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The Resource A fire in the wilderness : the first battle between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, John Reeves

A fire in the wilderness : the first battle between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, John Reeves

Label
A fire in the wilderness : the first battle between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee
Title
A fire in the wilderness
Title remainder
the first battle between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee
Statement of responsibility
John Reeves
Title variation
First battle between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the spring of 1864, President Lincoln feared that he might not be able to save the Union. The Army of the Potomac had performed poorly over the previous two years, and many Northerners were understandably critical of the war effort. Lincoln assumed he'd lose the November election, and he firmly believed a Democratic successor would seek peace immediately, spelling an end to the Union. A Fire in the Wilderness tells the story of that perilous time when the future of the United States depended on the Union Army's success in a desolate forest roughly sixty-five miles from the nation's capital. At the outset of the Battle of the Wilderness, General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia remained capable of defeating General Grant's Army of the Potomac. But after two days of relentless fighting in dense Virginia woods, Lee was never again able to launch offensive operations against Grant's army. The impenetrable forest and gunfire smoke made it impossible to view the enemy. Officers couldn't even see their own men during the fighting. The incessant gunfire caused the woods to catch fire, resulting in hundreds of men burning to death. The alarming casualties do not begin to convey the horror of this battle, one of the most gruesome in American history"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
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1962-
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Reeves, John
Dewey number
973.7/36
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
E476.52
LC item number
R448 2021d
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lee, Robert E.
  • Grant, Ulysses S.
  • Wilderness, Battle of the, Va., 1864
  • United States
Label
A fire in the wilderness : the first battle between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, John Reeves
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Publication
Note
Regular print version previously published by: Pegasus Books
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-407)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1261049704
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Extent
407 pages (large print), 12 pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781638080688
Lccn
2021940785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits, table
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1261049704
Label
A fire in the wilderness : the first battle between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, John Reeves
Publication
Note
Regular print version previously published by: Pegasus Books
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-407)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1261049704
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Extent
407 pages (large print), 12 pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781638080688
Lccn
2021940785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits, table
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1261049704

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