Bloody Spring: Forty Days that Sealed the Confederacy's Fate by Joseph Wheelan

By Joseph Wheelan

Within the spring of 1864, Robert E. Lee confronted a brand new adversary: Lieutenant basic Ulysses S. supply. Named commander of all Union armies in March, provide quick went at the offensive opposed to Lee in Virginia. On might four, Grant’s military struck demanding around the Rapidan River into north-central Virginia, with Lee’s military contesting each mile. They fought for 40 days until eventually, eventually, the Union military crossed the James River and started the siege of Petersburg.

The crusade rate 90,000 men—the biggest loss the conflict had obvious. whereas supply misplaced approximately two times as many males as Lee did, he may possibly exchange them. Lee couldn't and may by no means back mount one other significant offensive. Lee’s quit at Appomattox lower than a yr later was once the denouement of the drama began in these an important 40 days.

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Richard Loynes’s boat, the Contender. The Contender won the race. Ruth Craig Merrell. Merrell was the daughter of shipbuilder John F Craig. She married Thomas Merrell. She is shown in their home at 4201 Chestnut. She was an active club woman and a great organizer of events for the children of the neighborhood. The Merrells had three children: Edith, Marjorie, and John. ) 48 Manley and Dorothy Natland. Manley Natland was a geologist who worked for Shell and then the Atlantic Richfield Corporation (ARCO).

They vowed to knock on every door in Los Cerritos. ) 64 Paper Drive Workers. This 1940 photograph shows the results of the multiday effort undertaken by the paper drive committee to help the Red Cross. Every time 10,000 pounds was collected, paratroops leaped from a model transport plane designed by “Chick” Buffum and floated down to earth, advertising the campaign success. ) The Boys of 1941. The Los Cerritos eighth-grade graduating class of 1941 included 14 boys. They are, from left to right, Llewelyn Mahieu, Bill Bussie, Jack Miller, Bill Brinkman, Roscoe Wilkie, Cedric White, Louis Gonzales, Harry Ames, Bob Bristol, Kenny Walker, John Wallace, Wayne Wells, Gil Walker, and Edger Bourne.

The home was designed in the Maybeck style, after architect Bernard Maybeck. It was moved to 4045 Virginia Road and later demolished. This photograph was taken in 1910. ) 33 Vignes Daughters. John and Mary Vignes had five daughters. Vignes was adamant that all his daughters be educated and that their spouses provide a proper home for them. Although the Vignes family name is no longer found in Long Beach, his daughter’s families were active in civic affairs. Surrounding their mother, Mary, are, from left to right, Edwine, Amelia, Marguerite, Marie, and Antoinette.

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