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Featured battle : Cold Harbour
Part of American Civil War
Date : 03 June 1864 - 12 June 1864
General Lee, with the outnumbered but hardened veterans of the Army of Northern Virginia dug in at a crossroads east of Richmond near the old Gaines Mill battlefield to again thwart Grant's 'flank by the left' attempts to draw Lee into the open. Since time was not on his side, Grant decided on a frontal assault. There is a story that many veterans of the Army of the Potomac could see what was to take place, and the evening before the battle the pinned their names and addresses on a piece of paper to their backs so that their bodies could be identified and their loved ones told of their fate. They weren't mistaken and in the main assault of the 3rd they were met with a wall of musketry and artillery. More than 7,000 Yankees fell for a cost of less than 1,500 rebels. Grant said later that "I regret this assault more than any one I have ever ordered" and he again manoeuvred to the flank.
Featured image :
British WW1 Soldiers of Manchester Regiment - MUR3_tommy2
Re-enactors of the Manchester Regiment portray Tommy Atkins with his kit and equipment
Gallery updated : 2016-02-21 17:33:57
Featured review :
Into Battle with Napoleon 1812. The Journal of Jakob Walter
Jakob Walter. Edited & Annotated by Bob Carruthers
This is a re-presentation of the jounal which was first translated and published in America in 1938. Bob Carruthers has done a really good job in bringing this wonderful work up to date. His inspired selection and inclusion of the watercolours of Albrecht Adam, who witnessed many of the same events as Jakob Walter, makes the book even more enjoyable. That is if the brutal reporting of such a train of harrowing events can ever be enjoyed. The reader is left with an understanding of the life of a soldier in Russia in 1812 and thankfulness that Jakob kept a jounal. A must read.
Pen & Sword Military, Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2013
Reviewed : 2013-04-30 19:15:12