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Ending the Civil War: The Bloody Year from Grant's Promotion to Lincoln's Assassination

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"This lively narrative account of the last year of the Civil War, March-April 1865, will interest general readers, history buffs, and scholars alike" --Reference & Research Book News.

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Formerly with the New York Times and the Saturday Evening Post, Benton Rain Patterson is an emeritus associate professor of journalism at the University of Florida.

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  • Paperback: 332 pages
  • Publisher: Mcfarland (March 9, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786469641
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786469642
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.9 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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By Robert A. Lynn on November 11, 2012
Format: Paperback

On March 4, 1864, Grant was promoted to lieutenant general and commander of all Union armies, while Sheridan assumed command of the Army of the Potomac's cavalry on 4 April 1864. While Meade retained command of the Army of the Potomac, Grant immediately dispatched orders to Sherman to advance into Georgia and Butler to take Richmond, while he attached himself to the Army of the Potomac.

Grant wasn't the type of soldier who caused his men to cheer wildly and toss their caps in the air. One of his officers later wrote that all they saw in him was a "quiet solidity". That was enough; he was obviously a man of drive, one who, to the pleasure of President Lincoln, fought and fought with what he had on hand, not forever crying for more men and equipment. Moreover, he kept his political superiors fully informed of his plans and actions, something generals like McClellan after failed to do. His enemy was the Army of Northern Virginia, not the Federal government.

On May 4, 1864, the Army of the Potomac returned to the site of its fighting only a year ago, crossing the Rapidan and advancing into the Wilderness. Even though Grant was stopped by Lee there, he continued to advance southwards continually turning round Lee's right. The Battles of Spotsylvania Court House, the North Anna, and Cold Harbor led to the eventual siege at Petersburg from which he knew Lee couldn't emerge victorious. Constant pressure led to Lee being forced out of Petersburg and surrendering at Appomattox Court House in April, 1865.
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