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Overland.10: Bad Intelligence War Yankee

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War Yankee - Overland Overland.10: Bad Intelligence Discover the fate of Harry Wilson's cavalry division and why it was absent during the opening hours of the Battle of the Wilderness.
Overview It's noon on May 5th, 1864 -- Greenhorn cavalry officer Brigadier General James Harrison "Harry" Wilson started the Overland Campaign with high expectations. Now, after a series of tactical shortcomings and conflicting orders, his actions have allowed rebel forces to approach the Union army almost undetected. To make matters worse, Wilson's entire cavalry division -- over 3,000 men and horses -- are missing. No one has seen or heard from Wilson since 5:00 AM. With the Orange Plank Road now engulfed by an endless column of Confederate infantry, Grant and Meade are desperate to know: Where the hell is Harry Wilson's Cavalry Division?
Quotes "My pickets report nothing new from the enemy this morning."
-- Brig.Gen. James Harrison Wilson's last message to Maj.Gen Meade, 5:00 AM, May 5th, 1864
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1. Send me a quick note of encouragement at thewaryankee@gmail.com. This keeps me going when times get tough!
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War Yankee Supports American Battlefield Trust The American Battlefield Trust knows that there is no substitute for experiencing history in the places where it actually took place and has worked to become the only national organization working to save America's historic battlefields today and discover how you can help preserve American history forever. Join me in the fight to save our nation's historic battlefields by visiting the American Battlefield Trust website at battlefields.org.
War Yankee Telegraph Department Email Us: THE waryankee AT GMAIL DOT com All our Show Notes: waryankee.com Notable Resources: waryankee.com/resources/ Buy Me a Coffee - Support the Show Good Maps: Union Army Actions in The Wilderness (May 5th, 1864) All our Episodes: waryankee.libsyn.com War Yankee - Overland Gagglepod - Once Told, Shared Forever War Yankee is a Gagglepod Production. Learn more at gagglepod.com.

War Yankee - Overland Overland.10: Bad Intelligence Discover the fate of Harry Wilson's cavalry division and why it was absent during the opening hours of the Battle of the Wilderness.
Overview It's noon on May 5th, 1864 -- Greenhorn cavalry officer Brigadier General James Harrison "Harry" Wilson started the Overland Campaign with high expectations. Now, after a series of tactical shortcomings and conflicting orders, his actions have allowed rebel forces to approach the Union army almost undetected. To make matters worse, Wilson's entire cavalry division -- over 3,000 men and horses -- are missing. No one has seen or heard from Wilson since 5:00 AM. With the Orange Plank Road now engulfed by an endless column of Confederate infantry, Grant and Meade are desperate to know: Where the hell is Harry Wilson's Cavalry Division?
Quotes "My pickets report nothing new from the enemy this morning."
-- Brig.Gen. James Harrison Wilson's last message to Maj.Gen Meade, 5:00 AM, May 5th, 1864
Support the War Yankee Podcast Every episode is a work of passion that requires a lot of coffee. I research, read, visit, host, mix, edit, and produce every episode myself. I would greatly appreciate it if you could do two things for me:
1. Send me a quick note of encouragement at thewaryankee@gmail.com. This keeps me going when times get tough!
2. If you enjoy this podcast, please consider supporting the show by buying me a cup of coffee (or two)!
War Yankee Supports American Battlefield Trust The American Battlefield Trust knows that there is no substitute for experiencing history in the places where it actually took place and has worked to become the only national organization working to save America's historic battlefields today and discover how you can help preserve American history forever. Join me in the fight to save our nation's historic battlefields by visiting the American Battlefield Trust website at battlefields.org.
War Yankee Telegraph Department Email Us: THE waryankee AT GMAIL DOT com All our Show Notes: waryankee.com Notable Resources: waryankee.com/resources/ Buy Me a Coffee - Support the Show Good Maps: Union Army Actions in The Wilderness (May 5th, 1864) All our Episodes: waryankee.libsyn.com War Yankee - Overland Gagglepod - Once Told, Shared Forever War Yankee is a Gagglepod Production. Learn more at gagglepod.com.

1 hr 10 min

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