Lead: In the spring of 1864 the Federal Army of the Potomac sped across the Virginia heartland in a series of battles followed by flanking maneuvers designed to envelop the rebel army and capture Richmond. Robert E. Lee stopped it at Cold Harbor.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Abraham Lincoln believed he had at last found a general would fight in Ulyssses S. Grant. Lincoln made him the top commander of the Federal armies, and in 1864 he set out to do what none of his predecessors had been able to do. In the Overland Campaign he pressed the northern army south ever closer to Richmond. All during May and June, at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Courthouse, Yellow Tavern, North Anna and Haw’s Shop, Grant and Lee dueled for advantage in the race for the Confederate Capital, both sides enduring heavy casualties.

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