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May 5 7 1864 Battle of the Wilderness

The Battle of the Wilderness, fought May 5–7, 1864, was the first battle of Lt Gen Ulysses S. Grant's 1864 Virginia Overland Campaign against Gen. Robert E. Lee  and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War.Both armies suffered heavy casualties, around 30,000 men killed in total, a harbinger of a bloody war of attrition by Grant against Lee's army and, eventually, the Confederate capital, Richmond, Virginia. The battle was tactically inconclusive, as Grant disengaged and continued his offensive.

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