Unlike previous Union generals, Grant advanced after the bloody two days, and the two armies met again on May 8, 1864, at Spotsylvania Court House. Exhausted, both armies paused to set up defenses before the battle broke out on May 10. Lee won the battle after several continuous days of Union assaults failed to break the Confederate lines. Nonetheless, Grant was succeeding in his goal to wear down the Confederates. The Union still had reinforcements coming in, as new units arrived at Grant's post almost daily. The Confederates–already only half the size of the Union army to begin with–could expect no such reinforcements. They had exhausted their nation's manpower, and at this point it was only a matter of time. Grant was now so popular that he himself got twenty-two votes at the Republican convention to renominate Abraham Lincoln for the Presidency. Grant continued his assault on Lee's army. However, the battle at Cold Harbor even
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