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The Last Full Measure - Part 3, Grant (July 27, 1864) Lee (July 30, 1864) Grant (July 30, 1864): Chapters 28-30 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Grant (July 27, 1864) Lee (July 30, 1864) Grant (July 30, 1864): Chapters 28-30 Summary

While Grant plays a waiting game in Chapter 28, he follows the advancement of Sherman during his march to the sea. Sherman's opponent is Johnston who has a small force of Confederates. As Sherman advances, Johnston retreats without engaging the larger Federal force. Confederate President Davis grows impatient with Johnston's constant retreats and replaces him with Hood, who is expected to put up a fight. Former miners work on digging a tunnel underneath the Confederate lines, an idea that Henry Pleasants had developed using his engineering experience. The plan is to dig the tunnel, load it with explosives, and blow a hole in the Confederate fortifications. General Burnside reports to Grant that the tunnel is ready and that General Ferrero will lead his division of Black soldiers into the breach. The soldiers...

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