Outskirts Of Richmond | Walter Edgar's Journal

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With the losses of prominent Confederate generals such as James Longstreet and J.E.B. Stuart, General Robert E. Lee decides to take on more responsibilities.  After Cold Harbor, we see the development of yet another innovation: trench warfare. The fighting seen here is considered a precursor to World War One. Dr. Morgan reads quotes from letters sent from soldiers to their homes, describing the horrors experienced in the trenches.