Grant vs Lee

Favorite Stories and Fresh Perspectives from the Historians at Emerging Civil War

Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant would come to symbolize the armies they led as the spring campaign got underway. This book recounts some of the most famous episodes and most compelling human dramas from the marquee match-up of the Civil War.
Date Published :
March 2022
Publisher :
Savas Beatie
Editor :
Chris Mackowski PhD, Dan Welch
Series :
Emerging Civil War Anniversary Series
Illustration :
100 image, 10 maps
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781611215953
Pages : 312
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
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$29.95

Overview
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By the spring of 1864, the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia had become battle-hardened, battle-weary foes locked in an ongoing stalemate. With the presidential election looming in the fall, President Abraham Lincoln needed to break the deadlock and so brought to the east the unassuming “dust-covered man” who had strung together victory after victory in the west: Ulysses S. Grant.

“Well,” said soldiers in the Army of the Potomac with a grudging respect for their Southern adversary, “Grant has never met Bobby Lee yet.”

Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant would come to symbolize the armies they led as the spring campaign got underway, and the clash that began in the Virginia Wilderness on May 5, 1864, turned into a long, desperate death-match that inexorably led to Appomattox Court House eleven months later.

The war would come to an end, but at what cost along the way?

Grant vs. Lee: Favorite Stories and Fresh Perspectives from the Historians at Emerging Civil War recounts some of the most famous episodes and most compelling human dramas from the marquee match-up of the Civil War—not just the two most successful commanders produced by either side but the two largest and most fabled armies of the war.

About The Author
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Chris Mackowski, Ph.D., is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of the online resource Emerging Civil War. A writing professor in the Jandoli School of Communication at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, NY, Chris is also historian-in-residence at Stevenson Ridge, a historic property on the Spotsylvania battlefield in central Virginia. The series editor of the award-winning Emerging Civil War Series, he has authored or co-authored a dozen books on the Civil War, and his articles have appeared in major Civil War magazines.

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