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  North Anna River
The operations along the North Anna River on these dates constituted what is known as the Third epoch of the campaign from the Rapidan to the James.
The Confederates were intrenched on a hill on the north bank of the river to guard the approach to the Telegraph road bridge.
At nightfall of the 26th that part of the Federal army on the south side of the North Anna was started on a northward movement across that stream and by noon of the 27th the whole of the Army of the Potomac was north of the river.
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 Chapter LIV. Grant, Ulysses S. 1885–86. Personal Memoirs
The two divisions of the 9th corps not now with Hancock, may be moved down the north bank of the river where they will be handy to support Hancock if necessary, or will be that much on their road to follow the 5th and 6th corps.
The one nearest to and north of the North Anna and Pamunkey was taken by Wright, followed by Hancock.
Lee had evidently been deceived by our movement from North Anna; for on the morning of the 27th he telegraphed to Richmond: “Enemy crossed to north side, and cavalry and infantry crossed at Hanover Town.” The troops that had then crossed left his front the night of the 25th.
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Battle of 1st Manassas, This website is a portal to links on the battle, the official reports, and order of battle.
Battle of 2nd Manassas, This website is a portal to links on the battle, the official reports and the order of battle.
Battle of Fredericksburg, This website is a portal to links on the battle, the official reports and the order of battle.
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 PERSONAL MEMOIRS U. S. GRANT, Part 5
I would propose, therefore, that hereafter, when no battle is raging, either party be authorized to send to any point between the pickets or skirmish lines, unarmed men bearing litters to pick up their dead or wounded, without being fired upon by the other party.
Sheridan moved to the north side of the North Anna to get out west, and learned of the movement of these troops to the south side of the same stream almost as soon as they had started.
Whether the delay caused by the battle amounted to a day or not, General Wallace contributed on this occasion, by the defeat of the troops under him a greater benefit to the cause than often falls to the lot of a commander of an equal force to render by means of a victory.
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 Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park - Battle of North Anna (U.S. National Park Service)
Below is the text for a park brochure on the Battle of North Anna (May 23-26, 1864) including a summary of the battle, directions to the battlefield and a suggested tour route.
Admitting stalemate on the North Anna, Grant withdrew the Union army across the river on the night of May 26th and sidestepped once more to the southeast.
Grant, for his part, mistook Lee's apathy on the North Anna as a sign of demoralization among the Confederate troops and became convinced that one final blow would shatter the Rebel army.
www.nps.gov /frsp/nanna.htm   (1681 words)

  
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Battle of Cedar Mountain Summary and suggested tour route
Battle of North Anna Summary and suggested tour route
Johnson's Division at the Battle of the Crater, July 30, 1864.
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 Battle Summary: North Anna, VA
He was brought up short on the North Anna River by Lee’s widely studied “hog snout line,” which forced Grant to divide his army into three parts in order to attack.
Lee hoped to strike an offensive blow, but he was ill, and the opportunity for defeating an isolated part of the Federal army passed.
Once the threat of Lee’s position was revealed, Grant withdrew both wings of the army back across the North Anna River.
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 The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, sometimes simply referred to as the Battle of Spotsylvania, was the second battle in Lt. Gen.
The battle was fought along a trench line some 4 miles long, with the Army of Northern Virginia, under Gen. Robert E. Lee, making its second attempt to halt the spring offensive of the Army of the Potomac, under the command of Grant and Maj. Gen.
In midafternoon, a division of the IX Corps advanced, and a portion of it was struck by an advancing pair of Confederate brigades, James H. Lane's and David A. Weisiger's, in an area approximately 3/4 mile north of the village of Spotsylvania Court House.
www.mycivilwar.com /battles/640508b.htm   (1629 words)

  
 Scenario Notes - North Anna
Grant sought to gain the defensible terrain on the south banks of the North Anna River by an attack from the march.
AP Hill anchored the North Anna defenses on the west and easily defeated the probes by Warren’s corps on the 23rd.
Getting bloodied at Ox Ford and along the western approaches, he is content to have the rail lines north of the river destroyed and plots his next move.
www.distance-simulations.com /warcollege/scenario/Notes-NorthAnna.html   (640 words)

  
 Three-Dimensional Map
The Battle at North Anna is often referred to as one of the most neglected or under-rated battles of the War.
With the apex of the trenches anchored on the North Anna River, the earthworks extended in a sort of inverted V with both its ends touching the Virginia Central Railroad.
Burnside’s orders were to cross the North Anna at Ox Ford and connect the two wings of the Union forces.
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 Williams Biographies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The regiment had high morale, in spite of the hard marching and the men were eager for battle, to wipe out the reputation of cowardice.
It was a small battle, as battles went in Virginia, but the defeat was decisive.
By now the regiment was heavily involved in the horrific battles of Grant's campaign against Lee, beginning with the battle of the Wilderness.
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 The Civil War at a Glance
The high spirits with which North and South naively go to war after the attack on Fort Sumter first meet the test of battle on a large scale in mid-July as Union troops under Brig.
Their first encounter, the Battle of the Wilderness, opens on May 5 and for the next 40 days the armies remain locke din deadly embrace.
The North's blockade of Southern ports to deny the Confederates access to much-needed foreign war material and manufactured goods and to keep them from exporting cotton was slow to take effect.
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 GAZEM 2003
This was one of the bloodiest cavalry battles of the war.
Rear guard action, the last before the battle of North Anna, I read somewhere once that due to sloppy maps, General Winfield Hancock thought this creek to be the North Anna River, he joked about why this little stream was even marked on a map.
He would see a few days later that the North Anna was miles south, and so was Lee’s army.
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 24 May History: This Date
At North Anna, Lee beat Grant to the river and quickly assumed a strong position on the high, steep banks.
The engagement at North Anna was small by the standards of this campaign.
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 Marvin Hill
Marvin operated a 12 pound cannon and it was at the battle of North
cane engraved with the year of the battle and the year of the reunion.
That cane is in the possession of Don Hill, the son of Howard Hill.
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 Amazon.com: To the North Anna River: Grant and Lee, May 13-25, 1864: Books: Gordon C. Rhea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
"To the North Anna River" differs from the previous two books in that the focus here is not upon full-scale fighting between massed armies, but instead examines an extended interval of maneuvers and probes which always fell short of the assaults planned.
Certainly Lee managed to preserve his army, yet the North Anna portion of the Overland Campaign ended with an undeterred Grant sending his army even deeper into Virginia to ultimately pin the Army of Northern Virginia in place, defending Richmond and slowly bleeding to death.
"To the North Anna River" is a strong continuation of an admirable work in progress and I already look forward to the next volume in the series which should bring the armies of Grant and Lee to the fields of Cold Harbor.
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 North Anna   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
To bait Lee into a battle in the open, he moved Hancock's II Corps south.
Lee, however, moved his army south to an excellent position behind the North Anna River protecting his railroad supply lines.
On May 23rd, the Union army arrived at the North Anna River.
johnsmilitaryhistory.com /anna.html   (276 words)

  
 1864 Eastern Theatre
Their first encounter, the Battle of the Wilderness, opens on May 5 and for the next 40 days the armies remain locked in deadly embrace.
The course of the fighting leads through Spotsylvania Court House, across the North Anna River to Cold Harbor, and finally to Petersburg.
His attempt to capture Petersburg outright fails at the Battle of the Crater.
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 George A. Ross   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
He was, however, one of the lucky few who escape the battle unscathed.
In order to accept this promotion, George had to leave his old Company F comrades behind and transfer to Company I. The battle of North Anna was very inauspicious for the remaining fragments of the proud Twenty-fourth.
During his service, George Ross was in the battles of Fredericksburg, Fitzhugh Crossing, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Locust Grove, Wilderness, Laurel Hill, the Salient at Spottsylvania, Jericho Ford, North Anna, Tolopotomy, Bethesda Church (Cold Harbor), the Assault on Petersburg, the Siege of Petersburg, Weldon Railroad, and Hatcher's Run.
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 Amazon.frĀ : To the North Anna River: Grant and Lee, May 13-25, 1864: Livres en anglais: Gordon C. Rhea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Rhea continues his fine study of the 1864 showdown between Grant and Lee (The Battles for Spotsylvania Court House and the Road to Yellow Tavern, May 7-12, 1864; The Battle of the Wilderness, May 5-6, 1864).
His new work is more focused than either William D. Matter's If It Takes All Summer: The Battle of Spotsylvania (Univ. of North Carolina, 1988) or J. Michael Miller's lesser-known The North Anna Campaign: Even to Hell Itself (H.E. Howard, 1989).
Overall, this is an outstanding contribution to a comparatively little-studied period of the war, and Rhea makes excellent use of primary sources in analyzing this critical phase.
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 North Anna and Cold Harbor Battle Description   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Anticipating another Federal move to the southeast, General Lee's 55,000 troops left Spotsylvania and headed for the North Anna River, arriving on May 22.
Grant and Meade attacked Lee on May 23, and seized Telegraph Bridge over the North Anna.
Unable to breach Lee's defenses, -the Federal army abandoned the North Anna on May 27, and again ventured to the southeast.
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 North Anna to Cold Harbor
Here are some highlights of our North Anna to Cold Harbor tour.
We drove to North Anna Battlefield Park near Doswell, stopped at some of the key points of the Overland Campaign, and ended at Cold Harbor Battlefield and National Cemetery.
In May of 1864, the Union was attacking Lee's Army at several fronts: at Bermuda Hundred and Drewry's Bluff, in the Shenandoah Valley (see our New Market tour), and at what now call Grant's Overland Campaign.
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 24 May History: This Date
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1864 Yanks and Rebs, as Battle of North Anna continues.
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 NPS Historical Handbook: Petersburg (Contents)
THE BATTLE OF THE CRATER, JULY 30, 1864
THE SOUTH STRIKES BACK—THE BATTLE OF FORT STEDMAN
Battle of the Crater, and Capture of Fort Harrison.
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 North Anna   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Grant was brought up short on the North Anna River by Lee’s "hog snout line".
Grant was forced to divide his army into three parts.
Grant withdrew both wings of the army back across the North Anna River.
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 American Memory from the Library of Congress - Browse by
New Bern, Battle of, New Bern, N.C., 1862--Maps.
New Bern, Battle of, New Bern, N.C. New Haven (Conn.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps.
New Market, Battle of, New Market, Va., 1864--Maps.
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 ADDISON"S CIVIL WAR VETERANS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Of those who returned home, many bore the scars of their battle field experiences.
Also, he was present at the battle at North Anna River, May 23-26.
he was present at the battle at North Anna River, May 23-26.
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 Military History of Monroe Hardin
Lane's Brigades of Anderson's Division at the Battle of the Wilderness
and Patterson were involved in the battle at North Anna River on May 23
North Carolina, “that when they rushed into the fort upon us, they were
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 Chambers McKibbin, Brigadier General, United States Army
He was promoted to First Lieutenant, June 1864; Captain of the 35th Infantry, July 1866; Major, 25th Infantry, April 1892; Lieutenant Colonel of the 21st Infantry, May 1896; and Colonel, 12th Infantry, April 1, 1899.
He greatly distinguished himself in 1864 at the Battle of North Anna River, Virginia.
In July 1898 he was appointed a Brigadier General of Volunteers for service in the Spanish-American War.
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 Heritage Studio: "Even To Hell Itself" Civil War print   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
after crossing the North Anna with his brigade, Union Brigadier General James H. Ledlie, whose courage was enhanced by large quantities of alcohol, ordered an attack on the Confederate "Inverted V" entrenchments centered at Ox Ford.
Moments later a Confederate volley felled Chandler and drove his men from the field.
Official Painting for the North Anna Battlefield Park, Hanover Co., Virginia
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