While we lay here the long-looked-for and much-talked-of reinforcement of Thayer's command' arrived... A nondescript style of reinforcement it was too, numbering almost every kind of soldier... and accompanied by multitudinous vehicles, of all descriptions, which had been picked up along the roads."

A member of Steele's command upon the arrival of Brig. Gen. J. M. Thayer's Frontier Division.

During their march through the Wilderness the men of Grant's and Lee's armies were reminded of Chancellorsville by the bones of the men who had died during the earlier campaign (left).

g" -, May 6: The Federals crush A.P. Hill) " Confederate line in a massive assault'

May fi: tort|slrtiei's Confederate 1 Corps 'w' restore the line after Lee himself tries lo lead a counterattack

The Army of the Potomac crossing the Rapidan on the pontoon bridges of Germanna Ford,,'May 4 {left/. Meade commanded the army, but Gran I accompanied ti on it's advance into the Wilderness.

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