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The Road to Cold Harbor and Fighting Around Dallas

The Overland Campaign continued with Federal forces leaving the North Anna battlefield and swing to the south towards positions at Cold Harbor; while in Georgia fighting took place near Dallas, including the battles of New Hope Church and Pickett’s Mill.

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Grant and Sherman Continue Their Advance

In Virginia, Grant’s Overland Campaign continued with the final fighting around Spotsylvania, followed by a movement of the armies southward to lines near the North Anna River; while in Georgia William Sherman continued his advance, occupying Cassville and Adairsville and … Full Post

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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 … Full Post

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The Overland and the Atlanta Campaigns Begin

In early May, 1864, Union forces commenced major campaigns in both Virginia and north Georgia.  The Army of the Potomac was stopped in fighting in the Wilderness, but moved southward and faced Robert E. Lee’s army at Spotsylvania, while in … Full Post

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