We have just past the 150th anniversary of the Battle of the Wilderness, one of the greatest battles of the Civil War. It was the first battle in the famous contest between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee. Although Grant was not able to destroy Lee, he demonstrated his perseverance and proclaimed that he would not retreat and give up after one reverse.Read an entire series of posts on the battle on our Civil War 150th blog, and stay tuned for our coverage of the Battle of Spotsylvania.

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