Federal forces use a destructive new weapon to reduce a key fort guarding the entrance to Savannah Harbor.
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Grant Devises a Bold New Strategy
June 6, 1864 – Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant proposed moving the massive Federal Army of the Potomac across the James River, and a Federal opportunity
The Second Battle of Drewry’s Bluff
May 16, 1864 – General P.G.T. Beauregard launched an attack on Major General Benjamin F. Butler’s Federals as they timidly approached Richmond from the south.
The James River: Drewry’s Bluff
May 15, 1864 – Opposing armies assembled at Drewry’s Bluff, about five miles from Richmond on the James River, and both commanders planned to attack.
The James River Campaign Begins
May 4, 1864 – Another front opened in Virginia, as Major General Benjamin F. Butler’s Federal Army of the James boarded transports at Yorktown to
The Virginia Peninsula: The Army of the James
April 28, 1864 – Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant ordered Major General Benjamin F. Butler and his new Federal army to begin moving up the