Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Trench Warfare under Grant and Lee: Field Fortifications in the Overland Campaign

by Earl J. Hess

From the publisher:
This fine book covers a significant unexplored topic in gratifying depth. — Robert K. Krick, author of Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain and Civil War Weather in Virginia

In the study of field fortifications in the Civil War that began with Field Armies and Fortifications in the Civil War, Hess turns to the 1864 Overland campaign to cover battles from the Wilderness to Cold Harbor. Drawing on meticulous research in primary sources and careful examination of trench remnants at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna, Cold Harbor, and Bermuda Hundred, Hess describes Union and Confederate earthworks and how Grant and Lee used them in this new era of field entrenchments.