PALL MALL MILITARY SERIES GRANT’S CAMPAIGNS of 1864 and 1865 The Wilderness and Cold Harbor ( May 3 – June 3, 1864 )

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his a detailed and scholarly account of Lee and Grant’s first encounter. When the Grant’s Overland Campaign ended, it left behind numbing losses: the dead, missing, and wounded totalled 55,000 for the Union and 33,000 for the Confederacy. Spotsylvania Court House (30,000 combined casualties) and the Wilderness (29,8000 combined casualties) were the third- and fourth-bloodiest battles of the American Civil War, trailing only Gettysburg and Chickamauga.
The Confederate victory at the Battle of Cold Harbor would be one the war’s most lopsided engagements.