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The Last Full Measure - Part 2, Grant (May 4, 1864) Lee (May 5, 1864): Chapters 9-10 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Grant (May 4, 1864) Lee (May 5, 1864): Chapters 9-10 Summary

In Chapter 9, Grant's army approaches the Wilderness from the northwest. Generals Sedgwick and Warren cross the Rapidan River at the westerly Germanna Ford with Burnside holding back on the other side of the river. General Hancock crosses at Ely's Ford to the east. Grant's strategy is simple. Lee has to confront the Union army in the Wilderness to stop its march toward Richmond. Grant will present a unified fist to Lee and defeat him.

Chapter 10 moves a day ahead and takes the viewpoint of Lee. He is in Ewell's camp when he wakes up, and the Confederate army has made its way into the Wilderness. So far all is quiet. Lee does not know the positions of the Federal soldiers. He waits for Longstreet's troops to catch up and does not want to start the...

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