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Wilderness Campaign   /wˈɪldərnəs kæmpˈeɪn/   Listen
Wilderness Campaign

American Civil War; a series of indecisive battles in Grant's campaign (1864) against Lee in which both armies suffered terrible losses.

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"Wilderness Campaign" Quotes from Famous Books

... to the valley, my command of the Cavalry Corps became supervisory merely. During the period of my immediate control of the corps, I tried to carry into effect, as far as possible, the views I had advanced before and during the opening of the Wilderness campaign, i.e., "that our cavalry ought to fight the enemy's cavalry, and our infantry the enemy's infantry"; for there was great danger of breaking the spirit of the corps if it was to be pitted against the enemy's compact masses of foot-troops posted behind intrenchments, and ...
— The Memoirs of General P. H. Sheridan, Complete • General Philip Henry Sheridan

Words linked to "Wilderness Campaign" :   War between the States, VA, battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, United States Civil War, Old Dominion State, Virginia, Spotsylvania, military campaign, campaign, American Civil War, Old Dominion

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