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Battle Of The Wilderness. By: Matti Chrisman. Battle of the Wilderness. Grant and The Union vs. Lee and the Confederates. It was known as the Overland Campaign and was fought in the wilderness. It lasted from May 5 th to May 7 th in 1864.

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Battle of the wilderness

Battle Of The Wilderness

By: Matti Chrisman


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Battle of the Wilderness

  • Grant and The Union vs. Lee and the Confederates.

  • It was known as the Overland Campaign and was fought in the wilderness.

  • It lasted from May 5th to May 7th in 1864.

  • The battle was a tactical draw however Grant refused to retreat.

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Battle Of The Wilderness

Fighting in a forest, the trees were dry and caught on fire very easily. Many men died because they were injured, got left behind, and died in the fire. The fog was worse than the fire because many men got killed by their own men out of pure confusion.

  • Grant had 2,246 deaths, 12,037 wounded, and 3,383 missing people for a total of 17,666 casualties.

  • Lee lost 7,500 men.

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Battle Of The Wilderness

http://www.civilwarhome.com/wildernessor.htm

http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va046.htm

http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_wilderness.html

http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/the-wilderness.html


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