- Jul 23, 2020
The sad thing is that Burnside actually "won" Spotsylvania Court House, and Grant refused to believe him. He had effectively severed the Brock road and was about to occupy the courthouse proper when Grant ordered a withdrawal. Burnside dutifully obeyed.
In "what-ifs" this was probably the best chance to annihilate Lee's army in the campaign.
That's a valid point.