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Book Talk with Jeff Hunt

April 22, 2021 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

Cavalry actions and pitched battles made it clear that the war in Virginia was a long way from having been decided at Gettysburg.  After defeat at Bristoe Station, Lee determined to hold the Rappahannock River line. Pressured by Washington to fight but denied strategic flexibility, Meade launched a risky offensive to carry Lee’s defenses and bring on a decisive battle. Through official reports, regimental histories, letters, newspapers, and other archival sources discover the story of the U. S. Army’s first post-Gettysburg offensive action and Lee’s efforts to repel it.