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From the Rapidan to Petersburg: The Overland Campaign of 1864

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After three years of hard fighting, the Union Army of the Potomac still was no closer to Richmond than Culpeper, Virginia.  In March 1864, President Lincoln appointed Ulysses S. Grant as the Commanding General of the armies of the United States.  Six weeks after fighting commenced in the spring, the Army of the Potomac was at the gates of Richmond and Petersburg.  What brought success after others had failed?

Class Details

3 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

W&M Sadler Center

Art Grant 



Please read:  Reading: Suggested: Grant and Lee: A Study in Personality and Generalship by J.F.C. Fuller. Lee's Lieutenants Volume 3: A Study in Command, Gettysburg to Appomattox by Douglas Southall Freeman. Grant Takes Command by Bruce Catton.



Registration Closes On
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

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Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
11/14/2018 - 12/5/2018 Weekly - Wed 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Williamsburg, W&M Sadler Center  Map Art Grant