A Pitiless Rain: The Battle of Williamsburg, 1862

A Pitiless Rain The Battle of Williamsburg The intensity and significance of the Battle of Williamsburg on May and are often underestimated and misunderstood Previously understood only as a rear guard action on the way to Richmond a

  • Title: A Pitiless Rain: The Battle of Williamsburg, 1862
  • Author: DavidHastings Earl C. Hastings
  • ISBN: 9781572490420
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Leather Bound
  • The intensity and significance of the Battle of Williamsburg on May 4 and 5, 1862, are often underestimated and misunderstood Previously understood only as a rear guard action on the way to Richmond and overshadowed by the events of the Seven Days, it was in fact a savage two days engagement which at its height involved than 20,000 troops in combat This is the firsThe intensity and significance of the Battle of Williamsburg on May 4 and 5, 1862, are often underestimated and misunderstood Previously understood only as a rear guard action on the way to Richmond and overshadowed by the events of the Seven Days, it was in fact a savage two days engagement which at its height involved than 20,000 troops in combat This is the first full length book to treat the battle in all its strategic importance The authors draw heavily on original sources to reconstruct the action and to highlight the stories of military and civilian participants in the battle and its aftermath That original material offers new insights into events associated with the Battle of Williamsburg An extensive appendix describes the location of the battlefield and includes descriptions of key sites which still exist.

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    1. The Battle of Williamsburg is one of those Civil War engagements that flies mostly under the radar. The average Civil War student may hardly find more than a breath mention of it. But in Hastings's book, he details the entire scope of this operation, discussing Johnston's move up the Peninsula and the Union's attempt to track them down. Then at Williamsburg, they find that not only do they have to fight, but a full scale battle ensues. Hancock begins his run which would leave him with the nickna [...]


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