The battle of the Wilderness

The Battle of the Wilderness was a two day battle between the Union and the Confederates. Confederates lost a total of 7,750. Generals Jenkins and J.M. Jones were killed, Stafford Mortally wounded. This battle took place May 5-7, 1864. There were an estimated 29,800 casualties. The results were inconclusive, because Grant continued his offense. The principal commanders were Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Maj. Gen. George G. Meade [US]; Gen. Robert E. Lee [CS]. Grant did not retreat as had the other Union generals before him. The federals began moving on by the left flank toward the Grant, however, did not retreat as had the other Union generals before him. Both sides lost many people, but the confederates were more avdvanced in battle.
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The battle of the seven pines

The battle of the seven pines lasted from May 31st-June 1st, 1862. Two Federal corps appeared isolated south of the Chickahominy River so Johnston attempted to overwhelm them. Once the battle started and reinforcements arrived they fed more and more troops into the action. The results of this battle were inclusive. 84,000 forces were engaged. There was an estimated 13,736 total casualties. Once reinforcements arrived, both side kept feeding troops into battle.
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