Battles in the East, Gab About Generals

Longstreet’s Wounding – Wilderness May 6th 1864

In the afternoon of May 6th, 1864, James Longstreet of the First Corps had launched a devastating flanking maneuver upon the Federal left from an unfinished railroad cut in the Wilderness. Led by one of his staff officers, four Confederate brigades poured into Winfield Scott Hancock‚Äôs II Corps and forced them back to their earthworks… Continue reading Longstreet’s Wounding – Wilderness May 6th 1864