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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 655 1 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 189 95 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments. 84 12 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 69 69 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 26 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 3: The Decisive Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 26 0 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 2 24 0 Browse Search
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War 24 18 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 3 24 0 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 22 0 Browse Search
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The Daily Dispatch: May 25, 1864., [Electronic resource], Reported Capture of a Blockade Runner. (search)
Army Northern Virginia,Hanover Junction, May 23d. Yesterday the army took position behind the North Anna river, some twenty-five miles due north from Richmond. By reference to the map the reader will see that Grant, having moved to the right of Spotsylvania C. H. across the Ny, the northern branch of the Mattaponi, might safety throw his army down the east bank of the latter stream on our right flank, advancing all the time upon the are of a circle in the direction of Richmond. Gen. Lee proper position, why, then, it may be asked, did General Lee fight Grant at the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court-House? His chief reason. I apprehend, was of a political nature, since he must have foreseen that a retreat from the Rapidan to North Anna without a battle would have at the same time unduly encouraged the enemy and discouraged our own people. Had the topography of the country rendered it possible to maintain the ground first abandoned it would certainly have been better, in a po