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The Battles for Spotsylvania Court House and the Road to Yellow Tavern, May

by Gordon C. Rhea

Jules and Frances Landry Award

504 pages / 6.00 x 9.00 inches / 12 halftones, 30 maps

Civil War

  Hardcover / 9780807121368 / April 1997
  Paperback / 9780807130674 / March 2005

The second volume in Gordon C. Rhea's peerless five-book series on the Civil War's 1864 Overland Campaign abounds with Rhea's signature detail, innovative analysis, and riveting prose. Here Rhea examines the maneuvers and battles from May 7, 1864, when Grant left the Wilderness, through May 12, when his attempt to break Lee's line by frontal assault reached a chilling climax at what is now called the Bloody Angle. Drawing exhaustively upon previously untapped materials, Rhea challenges conventional wisdom about this violent clash of titans to construct the ultimate account of Grant and Lee at Spotsylvania. 

Gordon C. Rhea is also the author of The Battle of the Wilderness, May 5–6, 1864, winner of the Civil War Regiments Book Award; The Battles for Spotsylvania Court House and the Road to Yellow Tavern, May 7–12, 1864; and Cold Harbor: Grant and Lee, May 26–June 3, 1864, winner of the Austin Civil War Round Table’s Laney Prize.

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