Not War but Murder

Not War but Murder

Cold Harbor, 1864

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Baker & Taylor
Chronicles the bloody Battle of Cold Harbor, revealing Northern flaws and politics that led to Grant's worst defeat, private truces among soldiers, and the beginnings of trench warfare as a military tactic.

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The battle of Cold Harbor was the most brutal defeat suffered by the Union army under their newly appointed commander Lieutenant General U.S. Grant. It was also, argues journalist Furgurson, the point at which the Civil War turned from a war of maneuver into a war of siege and from attack and defense tactics to digging and trench warfare. He discusses the strategies and tactics of both sides for the duration of the campaign. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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The bloody battle of Cold Harbor is chronicled in rich detail, revealing the personality flaws among Union generals that turned it into a rout and the trench warfare that would forshadow the Great War half a century later. 17,500 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2000
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780679455172
Branch Call Number: 973.737 Fu 2000
Characteristics: xiii, 328 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Cold Harbor, 1864


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