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Ulysses S. Grant

Surrender at Appomattox

Following the Confederate evacuation of Richmond and Petersburg, General Robert E. Lee moved his army westward, hoping to eventually reach North Carolina and join up with other southern forces located there.  Union forces pursed the retreating Confederates, inflicting at defeat … Full Post

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Grant Crosses the James

Grant steals a march on Lee and gets his men over the James River and in position to attack Petersburg.

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The Battle of Cold Harbor

Ulysses Grant continues to move toward Richmond and engages Robert E. Lee in a bloody assault at Cold Harbor.

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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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