· intelligence · 2 min read
Intelligence.02: An American Army
Learn about the background of those that joined the Union Army -- either by volunteering or draft conscription -- and how they found themselves serving in Grant's Army of the Potomac in 1864.
Intelligence Season 1 - Bonus Episode #2
In This Episode
It’s May 4th, 1864 — You are a soldier in the Army of the Potomac marching towards the Rapidan River and into The Wilderness — a 70-mile tract of thickets and dense forest that only a year before had been the location of this same armies defeat at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Before you cross the floating bridge over the Rapidan River that will later be torn up so that you cannot use it again to retreat… you may ask yourself… How did I get here?
“I am greatly obliged to you, and to all who have come forward at the call of their country.”
— President Abraham Lincoln
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