Battle of the Wilderness Part 2 – by S. McBride


As Grant planned to get to the vital crossroads at Spotsylvania before Lee’s army could, Lee met the challenge. He sensed what Grant was thinking, and he was sure of the strategy the Union’s new commander would put in place.  Lee sent Jeb Stuart’s cavalry to delay the advancing Federals at Todd’s Tavern, which gave his infantry time to go by back roads to reach the courthouse before the Union army got there.


Read the entire article in the May 22nd issue of the Express.