10/14/2017 – Session 10: Retreat from Gettysburg Through the Overland Campaign



This session looks at the movements of both armies in the weeks immediately following the battle of Gettysburg and the withdrawal of Lee's army to Virginia. The impact of the battle on the armies will be examined as well as the surrender of the crucial river port city of Vicksburg at the same time.  The move towards the great western battle of Chickamauga in September, Chattanooga an the rise of Ulysses Grant to overall Union command will be looked at.  Finally the commencement of the  Union grand strategy in tMay of 1864  under the direct control of General-of-the-Army Grant  will result in great simultaneous campaigns in both Virginia and Georgia.


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