Tag: alfred c. young

  • Civil War Book Review: Lee’s Army during the Overland Campaign

    Lee’s Army during the Overland Campaign by Alfred C. Young Product Details Hardcover: 400 pages Publisher: Louisiana State University Press; 1 edition (May 6, 2013) Language: English ISBN-10: 0807151726 ISBN-13: 978-0807151723 A very serious book I have a feeling this is going to be the “gold standard” reference work on this subject.  The question “how […]

  • Why Bobby Lee Had More Men (and Lost More Men) Than Anyone Knew in 1864

    The Overland Campaign: War of Attrition? The standard story of the Overland Campaign is this: Grant had at least a 2:1 advantage over Lee in the Overland Campaign (and Early maintains a 3:1 advantage!) Grant could gain ample new recruits, Lee had no manpower reserves to draw on Grant doggedly used these advantages to grind […]