A Pitiless Rain

A Pitiless Rain

The Battle of Williamsburg, 1862

Book - 1997
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"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 more 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."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: Shippensburg, PA : White Mane Pub. Co., [1997], ©1997
ISBN: 9781572490420
Branch Call Number: 973.732 Ha
Description: ix, 160 pages : illustrations, map, plans ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Hastings, David S. 1957-

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