StarArchivesStar

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

Spotsylvania

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.

Listen to Episode

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Connect with Facebook