A Dictionary of American History

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Author: Thomas L. Purvis  | Date: 1995

Wilderness, Battle of the

Wilderness, Battle of the On 5–6 May 1864, General Robert E. Lee’s 61,025 Confederates outmaneuvered and badly mauled Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant’s 101,895 Federals. USA losses: 2,246 killed, 12,037 wounded, 3,383 missing. CSA losses: 7,750 killed, wounded. Grant then advanced on Spotsylvania Court House to turn Lee’s flank.

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Chicago: Thomas L. Purvis, "Wilderness, Battle of the," A Dictionary of American History in A Dictionary of American History (Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Reference, 1995), Original Sources, accessed September 22, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DM7UYENA6A5NWSJ.

MLA: Purvis, Thomas L. "Wilderness, Battle of the." A Dictionary of American History, in A Dictionary of American History, Cambridge, Mass., Blackwell Reference, 1995, Original Sources. 22 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DM7UYENA6A5NWSJ.

Harvard: Purvis, TL, 'Wilderness, Battle of the' in A Dictionary of American History. cited in 1995, A Dictionary of American History, Blackwell Reference, Cambridge, Mass.. Original Sources, retrieved 22 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DM7UYENA6A5NWSJ.