Spotsylvania, New Market, and Resaca: A Bloody Week of Combat


Following the bloody fighting in the Wilderness, , the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia fought a series of brutal engagements in the trenches around Spotsylvania.  Elsewhere is Virginia, Jeb Stuart was mortally wounded at Yellow Tavern, a Union invasion of the Shenandoah Valley was stopped at New Market, and Confederate forces stopped a Union advance against Petersburg and Richmond at Drewry’s Bluff.  In Georgia, Union and Confederate forces fought at Resaca, before Joseph Johnston withdrew to positions farther south.

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