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- Richmond Must Fall
- Hampton Newsome
- 13 August 2020
SUMMARY ó Richmond Must Fall Hampton Newsome ô 1 SUMMARY CHARACTERS Richmond Must Fall In the fall of 1864 the Civil War's outcome rested largely on Abraham Lincoln's success in the upcoming presidential election As the contest approached cautious optimism buoyed the President's supporters in the wake of Union victories at Atlanta and in the Shenandoah Valley With all eyes on the upcoming election Robert E Lee and Ulysses S Grant conducted a series of large scale military operations outside Richmond and Petersburg which have until now received little attentionIn Richmond Must Fall Hampton Newsome examines these October battles in unprecedented scope and detail The narrative begins with one of Lee's last of.
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SUMMARY ó Richmond Must Fall Hampton Newsome ô 1 SUMMARY CHARACTERS Richmond Must Fall Fensive operations of the war at the Darbytown Road on October 7 1864 and ends with Grant's major offensive on October 27 to seize the South Side Railroad the last open rail line into the Confederate stronghold at Petersburg The offensive would spark sharp fighting at Burgess Mill south of Petersburg and on the Williamsburg Road east of RichmondThe October 1864 operations offer important insights into the personalities and command styles of Lee and Grant including Lee's penchant for audacity and overwhelming thirst to strike a blow against his opponent even against bitter odds and Grant's willingness to shoulder heavy re.CHARACTERS Richmond Must Fall
SUMMARY ó Richmond Must Fall Hampton Newsome ô 1 SUMMARY CHARACTERS Richmond Must Fall Sponsibility in the face of great risk The narrative explores the relationships within the high command of both armies including Grant's sometimes strained partnership with the cautious George Meade It also illustrates Grant's efforts to guide the strong willed political general Benjamin F Butler whose steadfast support for African American troops would spark a prisoner controversy that would bring the war's underlying issues of slavery and race into bold relief For the Confederates the month's operations illustrate Lee's necessary reliance on his key combat commanders at Petersburg including the formidable William Mahon. Unti on Jared Kushner key combat commanders at Petersburg including the formidable William Mahon.