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  Overland Campaign - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Overland Campaign, or Grant's Overland Campaign, was a series of battles fought in Virginia during May and June, 1864, in the American Civil War.
The Overland Campaign began as Grant's forces (the Army of the Potomac under Meade and the IX Corps under Ambrose Burnside) crossed the Rapidan River on May 4, 1864.
The Overland Campaign concluded with Grant's crossing of the James River and the beginning of the Siege of Petersburg, also known as the Richmond-Petersburg Campaign.
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 Vermont Brigade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In April of 1862, the brigade was incorporated into the Army of the Potomac as the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, VI Corps and first saw action during George B. McClellan's Peninsular Campaign in the battles of Williamsburg and Savage's Station.
After the Gettysburg Campaign, elements of the Vermont Brigade were sent to help quell the draft riots in New York City.
The final battle of the Overland Campaign was the Battle of Cold Harbor.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vermont_Brigade   (932 words)

 Bermuda Hundred Campaign - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Bermuda Hundred Campaign was a series of battles fought outside Richmond, Virginia, during May, 1864, in the American Civil War.
Grant and Meade attacked Lee's Army of Northern Virginia directly in the Overland Campaign.
The campaign took its name from the fishing village of Bermuda Hundred on the peninsula at the confluence of the Appomattox and James rivers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bermuda_Hundred_Campaign   (1027 words)

 Vicksburg Campaign: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
However, Confederate cavalry under Earl Van Dorn and Nathan B. Forrest cut Grant's line of communications, forcing him to retreat, and Sherman was repulsed in the battle of Chickasaw Bluffs (Dec. 29, 1862).
The Vicksburg campaign was a critical stage in Ulysses...he organized an overland campaign against Vicksburg.
Grant, Ulysses S....Studer The Vicksburg Campaign saved the Union from...he planned a bold campaign to take Vicksburg from the south when...force to hole up in Vicksburg, where it was besieged...Halleck said Grants campaign was Napoleonic...
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Humphreys, Andrew A. The Virginia Campaign of '64 and '65: The Army of the Potomac and the Army of the James.
Overland Campaign p.4 U.S. Organization of the Union Forces Operating Against Richmond, Va., (Under the Com- mand of LieutenantGeneral U.S. Grant) on the Morning of May 5, 1864.
Overland Campaign p.8 Henderson, G.F.R. The Campaign in the Wilderness of Virginia.
carlisle-www.army.mil /usamhi/Bibliographies/ReferenceBibliographies/CivilWar/battles/1864/east/OverlandCampaign.doc.doc   (3518 words)

 Overland Agency - Case Study: Tektronix Product Launch Campaign   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Overland proved to be the agency we needed.
The Single Probing Campaign we completed for Tektronix is one of the most complicated we have tackled in its technological-messaging demands.
The campaign Overland built up around the launch included lively instructional CD-ROMs and interactive demos, a comprehensive brochure in eight languages, tradeshow presentation and booth displays, direct mails, "viral" e-mail campaigns, and a hand-out that let the user actually try and feel the probing technology.
www.overlandagency.com /?id=219   (496 words)

 USCWC Book Reviews
Their first clash, the Battle of the Wilderness, commenced Grant's Overland campaign, one of the most important anthologies of combat the United States Army has ever experienced.
The Overland campaign is a complicated part of the Civil War, and no less is its opening battle.
However much one reads books of essays analyzing the campaigns of the American Civil War, beautiful atlases lovingly illustrating every detail of individual battles or countless biographies of the era's central characters, such mountains of factual or presumed factual presentation cannot surpass the vivid recreation of a fine historical novel.
www.cwc.lsu.edu /cwc/projects/reviews3.htm   (3458 words)

 And Then A.P. Hill Came Up - Battle Reports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
New Creek and the Romney Campaign - the 1861 Romeny Campaign in Western Virginia where Hill commanded the 13th Virginia at the battle of New Creek.
Mine Run - Sparring campaign between the Army of the Potomac and Army of Northern Virginia in the late fall of 1863.
The Overland Campaign - The 1864 "Overland" Campaign consisting of the major spring and summer 1864 battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna, and Cold Harbor.
www.aphillcsa.com /reports.html   (422 words)

 Civil War Traveler | Virginia | 1864 Overland Campaign
Prelude - Before the spring 1864 campaign began, Union forces generally were camped in the Culpeper area, the Confederates south of the Rapidan River in Orange County.
A national cemetery, established in 1866, is close, as is the Garthright House, a landmark on the battlefield.
Not on the driving tour route but associated with this phase of the campaign is the cavalry battle June 11-12 at Trevilian Station (see Louisa County).
www.civilwar-va.com /virginia/va-central/1864tour.html   (1818 words)

 Brian and Maria Green Civil War Catalog Autographs, Signatures and other
Peninsula campaign, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, NYC (draft riots), Va. Overland campaign incl.
Peninsula campaign, Chickamauga, Va. Overland and 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaigns (Sheridan's Chief of Staff).
Peninsula campaign, Gettysburg, Va. Overland campaign, Spotsylvania (WIA and disabled).
www.bmgcivilwar.com /catalog.html   (7693 words)

 Military Review: And Keep Moving On: The Virginia Campaign, May-June 1864 - Book Review
In fact, Grimsley argues that rather than a campaign by Lee, the "master of maneuver," versus Grant, "the butcher," the two men were much more alike than many will admit.
The 1864 Overland Campaign was much more than simply launching frontal attacks between the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia.
One of the problems with a history of the Overland Campaign is the sense one gets of a lack of completion.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0PBZ/is_1_84/ai_116732487   (677 words)

 And Keep Moving On
When the Overland Campaign commenced on May 4, 1864, neither side realized what devastation the next several weeks would bring to both armies.
Instead, the campaign was considered somewhat of a defeat because it ended with a ten-month long stalemate at Petersburg.
Second, the Overland Campaign led to a realization among Union officers and forces of the inefficiency which existed because of the joint Meade-Grant command.
personal.tcu.edu /~SWOODWORTH/Grimsley-AKMO.htm   (813 words)

 Top 25 Campaigns - History Forum
This campaign also included Improved technology in the form of antitank guided missiles, much more sophisticated and accurate fire-control systems, and vastly improved tank cannons heralded a far more costly and deadly future for conventional war.
This campaign’s innovative fusion of military and religious enthusiasm may have influenced the development of the Muslim jihad that would soon overrun much of the Empire, and became a precedent for the Western Crusades.
When he reached Italy, Hannibal began his campaigns with a bold offensive, operating hundreds of miles from his base of supply and in the heartland of hostile enemy territory, leading a force of various races, ethnicities, religions and languages.
www.simaqianstudio.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=2496   (4191 words)

 Vicksburg Campaign II - 2001 Re-enactment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Vicksburg Campaign II, a national scale reenactment, promises to surpass the 1998 Vicksburg Campaign.
The 1998 Reenactment of the Battle of Raymond, the Battle of Jackson, and the battle of Champion Hill proved to be one of the most brilliant series of events ever held in the Town of Raymond.
As was the case in 1998, a committee of state, county, and local officials; property owners, community leaders, battlefield preservationists, historians and reenactors are planning this project.
www.raymondms.com /2001.htm   (879 words)

 Grant's overland campaign (from American Civil War) --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
The Treaty of Paris (1898) transferred Philippine sovereignty from Spain to the United States but was not recognized by Filipino leaders, whose troops were in actual control of the entire...
Although it was quickly suppressed, the Quit India campaign raised the threat of a massive...
Comprehensive educational resource for students and educators on the four-year war (1861-65) between the federal government of the U.S. and 11 Southern states that asserted their right to secede from the Union.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-229933   (848 words)

 The American Civil War
--In the overland campaign of 1864, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant with the Army of the Potomac battled General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia for six weeks across central Virginia.
Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River, Va.
--The Overland Campaign of 1864 was unparalleled in all of the war.
www.rockingham.k12.va.us /EMS/History_Pages/CivilWar/CivilWar.html   (7022 words)

 Civil War Autographs and other Militaria Collectibles
Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, (WIA and MOH), Va. Overland campaign.
Henry and Donelson, Shiloh campaign (died of disease).
Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Spotsylvania, 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaign.
www.bmgcivilwar.com /june99cat.html   (5568 words)

 Civil War Sites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Confederate army camped near Orange and Gordonsville on the eve of the 1864 Overland Campaign.
The Union army camped in Culpeper County on the eve of the 1864 Overland Campaign.
Lee vs. Grant encounter at Wilderness was the bloodiest and most decisive campaign of the Civil War.
www.visitfoothills.org /Civil_War   (761 words)

 Brian and Maria Green Summer 2001 Catalog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Peninsula campaign, South Mountain, Comdr., Dist. of Ga. Large clip autograph with rank as Sec.
Antietam, Fredericksburg (WIA), Chancellorsville, Gettysburg (WIA and MOH), Va. Overland campaign (WIA), Appomattox.
Regt was soon formed in line of battle awaiting orders meantime the news came that the right wing of our army had been attacked by the rebels in force and we the 4th Division were ordered out to support them...
www.collectorsnet.com /bmg/catalog.html   (5883 words)

 CWN Book Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
With the beginning of the Overland Campaign in May of 1864, this all changed as the opposing armies in the East became locked in a titanic daily struggle that would bring unthinkable casualties and change the course of fighting for the rest of the conflict.
Grimsley examines the campaign between Grant and Lee from the crossing of the Rappahannock to the crossing of the James in the wake of the Cold Harbor reverses.
The political situation is also well discussed with the pressures to mount the campaign, the political intrigues during the fighting, and the repercussions both North and South to the terrific fighting that bled the armies white.
www.civilwarnews.com /reviews/bookreviews.cfm?ID=428   (570 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Henry and Donelson, Shiloh (WIA), Corinth, Vicksburg campaign, Atlanta campaign, Nashville.
Vicksburg, Jackson, 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaign, Petersburg and Richmond campaigns.
Peninsula campaign, Fair Oaks, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Dept. of Mo. Large clip ES as Col., Comdg.
www.collectorsnet.com /bmg/2000junecatalog.html   (5809 words)

 Wargames Board - Up coming HPS Games
The Overland Campaign - I suppose it could be done in two games even.
Valley campaign - we have had two small games already - move this one down the list a bit.
Lots of speculation, most of which revolves around either the 1864-65 overland campaign, or McClellan on the Penisula, (or maybe Jackson/Sheridan in the Valley), but it's all just guessing.
www.wargame.ch /topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1963   (218 words)

 Opportunities Lost, Battle of Cold Harbor
As the Overland Campaign of 1864 developed, it became clear that Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant had no intentions of turning back, no matter what the cost was to his powerful Federal army.
There are many separate and distinct aspects of this campaign that neither Grant, Meade, nor any of the corps and division commanders were aware of during their life times.
His personal physical condition had suffered throughout the campaign and as a result, he was not able to direct the offensive against the Federal left flank.
www.civilwarhome.com /coldharborsummary.htm   (12409 words)

 Selling B2B Services
Overland Freight Lines was a mid-sized Trucking Freight and Local Courier company.
Overland's Drivers too could win a second trip to Hawaii or one of 50 other nice prizes, like big-screen TV's and waterbeds.
Most important to Overland Freight was the increase in new accounts, because these new accounts could be expected to give Overland their shipping business - forever.
www.avidigital.com /selling_b2b_services.htm   (1081 words)

 The View | From the University of Vermont
His presentation, "The Battered Stars: Vermont's Ordeal in Grant's Overland Campaign, Spring, 1864," is excerpted from his current book, The Battered Stars.
In the campaign that began May 4, 1864, Vermont troops played a pivotal but costly role in some of the war's most terrible battles.
Vermont lost more men in the Overland Campaign, in proportion to its population, than any other state.
www.uvm.edu /~uvmpr/theview/article.php?id=424   (176 words)

 Selected Civil War Resources in the Personal Papers and Military Records Collections at the Library of Virginia
The battles of Seven Pines (Fair Oaks), Chancellorsville, the Overland Campaign, and the siege of Petersburg are covered.
Stribling comments extensively on relations with local fls, slave and free; her impressions of Yankees, particularly those foraging in northern Virginia; her despair at the lack of reliable news from either side; and her confidence in the Confederate armies.
Also included is a rough draft of Jackson’s official report of the Romney Campaign (1861—1862), a map, field reports of regimental and brigade commanders, a casualty list of the First Battle of Kernstown, 23 March 1862, and charges and specifications against Generals William W. Loring and A. Hill.
www.lva.lib.va.us /whatwehave/mil/cw_arch.htm   (4400 words)

 Virginia's Civil War Trails | Central | Richmond   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
See 1864 Overland Campaign and Richmond National Battlefield Park about visiting the sites at Cold Harbor, Gaines' Mill, Beaver Dam Creek, Haw's Shop, North Anna, Ashland and many others.
See Overland Campaign, Peninsula Campaign and Richmond National Battlefield Park about visiting battlefields at Seven Pines, Yellow Tavern, Malvern Hill, Fort Harrison and Glendale.
This campaign was part of Union commander U.S. Grant's grand plan for the destruction of Confederate forces in Virginia in 1864.
www.civilwartraveler.com /virginia/va-central/richmond.html   (2601 words)

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