By Dan Abnett
'The desert' encompassed a 70-square-mile expanse of just about impenetrable forest in primary Virginia, so dense it made traditional struggle very unlikely. the 1st conflict of Lieutenant normal Ulysses S. Grant's 1864 Overland crusade opposed to the military of Northern Virginia, the desert witnessed many of the fiercest battling of the Civil warfare. notwithstanding outnumbered, basic Lee's forces posed stiff resistance to Grant's offensive. on the finish of the 3 day conflict, the result was once doubtful, and the struggle led to a draw. Brilliantly illustrating one of many American Civil War's so much tactically difficult battles, this sketch narrative brings to lifestyles a totally new form of war; the likes of which had by no means been fought prior to on American soil.