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In Spotsylvania County, Virginia, the Battle of the Wilderness continues for a second bloody day

"Major-General Wadsworth Fighting in the Wilderness," May 5-7, 1864, artist's impression, zoomable image
05/06/1864
General Robert E. Lee had surprised new Union commander U.S. Grant by immediately attacking the advance of his Overland Campaign against Richmond.  Bloody fighting went on for a second day in the forest and shrub of Spotsylvania County.  The clash of Confederate units under Ewell, Hill, and Longstreet with the full Union Corps of Warren, Sedgewick, and Hancock brought appalling casualties to both sides. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Charles P. Roland, An American Iliad: The Story of the Civil War (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002), 171-174. 
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