Facts in Five

Overland Campaign Edition

 

  • US Grant never commanded the Army of the Potomac- George Meade maintained tactical command until the end of the war
  • Phil Sheridan was defeated by Confederate Cavalry chief Wade Hampton in the largest mounted battle of the war-Trevillian Station
  • Best estimates for Grant’s casualties are found in the West Point Atlas of the Civil War-  between 75-90,000 troops in 8 weeks
  • Custer received his second star (brevet, US Vols.)  during the campaign- the youngest man to earn the rank. 
  • Grant promoted Emory Upton to brigadier general for his innovative assault on the Confederate works at Spotsylvania

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