Book Discussion on Bloody Spring

Joseph Wheelan talked about his book, Bloody Spring: Forty Days That Sealed the Confederacy’s Fate, in which he recounts the Ulysses… read more

Joseph Wheelan talked about his book, Bloody Spring: Forty Days That Sealed the Confederacy’s Fate, in which he recounts the Ulysses S. Grant-led Union Army offensive into Virginia in May and June of 1864. In his book, the author reports that prior to General Grant’s incursion, Virginia had defended itself against four prior Union generals, and Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army felt assured they would succeed. Mr. Wheelan argued that over six weeks, General Grant’s Overland Campaign put an end to the South’s offensive capabilities, which ultimately led to General Lee’s surrender close to a year later. Joseph Wheelan spoke at Quail Ridge Books and Music in Raleigh, North Carolina close

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Book Discussion on Bloody Spring

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
First Aired:
Aug 10, 2014
Last Aired:
Sep 28, 2014

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  • Aug 10, 2014 | 10:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 17, 2014 | 5:47am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 28, 2014 | 9:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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