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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 11: advance of the Army of the Potomac on Richmond. (search)
general's force was not in position so early as Lee had hoped it would be, and therefore, to distraby an unexpectedly large and determined force. Lee had recalled Longstreet from his flanking marchgstreet was severely wounded and disabled, when Lee took the immediate direction of the important mLongstreet was disabled for several months. Lee was evidently satisfied that he could not mainton of reaching Spottsylvania Court-House before Lee should be apprised of the movement. He was foi Todd's Tavern, in anticipation of an attack by Lee on the rear of the Army of the Potomac. Sedgwiriven. On Sunday night, the 8th of May, 1864. Lee stood squarely and firmly across the path of thorning, with a heavy cavalry force, to break up Lee's communications with Richmond, and the greaterock, where the battle was raging furiously, for Lee was determined to retake the works Johnson and d from The Wilderness, Sheridan was sent to cut Lee's communications. This was the first of the re[18 more...]