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Q: What major battle of Grant's Virginia campaign was fought very close to the Confederate capital city?
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What was the purpose of Grants Overland Campaign?

The purposes of Grant's Overland Campaign were: The army of the Potomac would violently attack the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in order to pin Lee down on that front, so as to prevent him from sending reinforcements to the front of Georgia. The system used would be that of "strategic intimidation "which would force Lee's army to cover Richmond, the apparent target of Union offensive, By this way, Lee would more and more lose his freedom of movement, because every encounter would lead the Federals closer to the Confederacy's capital city, until turn the war of movement in a real war of siege and attrition, which would have led, thanks to the Union superiority in men and means, to the collapse of the Confederacy.


What where the major events that occurred between general grants promotion and general lee surrender?

Grant's Overland campaign, which was based on attrition. (Grant had ended the system of prisoner exchange.) Meanwhile Sheridan and Sherman were carrying out scorched-earth operations in Virginia and Georgia, which helped to starve the Confederate troops in the field. As these operations were seen to be successful, along with Farragut's liberation of Mobile, the Northern public began to take heart, and voted Lincoln back in November 1864. After that, there was no hope for the Confederates.


Why was grants wilderness campaign successful despite the high casualty toll?

The Wilderness was a battle, not a campaign. It was the first battle of the Overland Campaign (May 1864). Lee had won this battle, but Grant did not retreat. He hung on Lee's flank and eventually crowded him into a corner.


How did grants siege of vicksburge lead to the surrender of confederate troops?

Grant starved them out for forty days and pounded them with artillery until they surrendered.


What to unexpected events brought grants campaign against Vicksburg to a halt?

There were three battles at Murfreesboro.Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans See this link for a detailed description of the Battle of Stone's River. http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/tn010.htmConfederate General Nathan B. Forrest Link: http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/tn006.htmBrig. Gen. Robert Milroy (?) because he sent General Forrest retreating. Link: http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/tn037.htm Custermen Confederate General, Braxton Bragg!!!

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When did the Campaign of Wilderness begin?

The Wilderness (Overland) Campaign began on May 4, 1864 and the first major clash between Grants Army of the Potomac and Lee's Army of Northern Virginia occurred May 5-6 1864.


what grants are available to Bartender's school in Indianapolis?

grants money to Bartender's school in Indianapolis and also in Virginia


How much are old Virginia land grants worth?

$99,737,99


What were the English nobility who received large land grants in Va for the English King?

The Virginia "Cavaliers" were English nobility who received large land grants in eastern Virginia from the King of England.


When did Virginia Ellis die?

Virginia Ellis died on December 12, 2008, in Grants Pass, Oregon, USA.


What was the purpose of Grants Overland Campaign?

The purposes of Grant's Overland Campaign were: The army of the Potomac would violently attack the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in order to pin Lee down on that front, so as to prevent him from sending reinforcements to the front of Georgia. The system used would be that of "strategic intimidation "which would force Lee's army to cover Richmond, the apparent target of Union offensive, By this way, Lee would more and more lose his freedom of movement, because every encounter would lead the Federals closer to the Confederacy's capital city, until turn the war of movement in a real war of siege and attrition, which would have led, thanks to the Union superiority in men and means, to the collapse of the Confederacy.


How would you describe general grants terms on the surrendering confederate soldiers?

He was known as "Unconditional Surrender" Grant.


Are there any scholarships or grants for a 32yr old male with 3 kids in the state of Virginia..?

There may be parenting grants www.parenting-resources.com/parenting_education_grants.htm


What did the King of England grants a charter to the Virginia Company of London to establish?

charter


What has the author Virginia H Taylor written?

Virginia H. Taylor has written: 'The Spanish archives of the General Land Office of Texas' -- subject(s): Land grants 'Index to Spanish and Mexican land grants' -- subject(s): Genealogy, History, Land grants, Mexicans, Sources, Spaniards


I'm seeking a grant for a non-profit youth Association?

Looking for grants in virginia


What where the major events that occurred between general grants promotion and general lee surrender?

Grant's Overland campaign, which was based on attrition. (Grant had ended the system of prisoner exchange.) Meanwhile Sheridan and Sherman were carrying out scorched-earth operations in Virginia and Georgia, which helped to starve the Confederate troops in the field. As these operations were seen to be successful, along with Farragut's liberation of Mobile, the Northern public began to take heart, and voted Lincoln back in November 1864. After that, there was no hope for the Confederates.