The Battle of North Anna was fought May 23–26, 1864, during the American Civil War (1861–1865). It
came three days after the bloody Battle of Spotsylvania Court House during
the Overland Campaign of
1864, the spring offensive in which the Union army's new general-in-chief,
Ulysses S. Grant, stubbornly
pursued Confederate general Robert E.
Lee and the Army of
Northern Virginia all the way to the Confederate capital of Richmond. A . . .
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