Richard J Sommers Richmond Redeemed The Siege at Petersburg pioneered the study of the Civil War fighting around Petersburg This award winning volume conveyed an epic narrative of crucial military operations in early autumn 1864 which had gone unrecognized for than 100 years.
Covers the Siege of Petersburg from its start in June 1864 to the re election of Abraham Lincoln in November 1864 Various photographs, engravings, and paintings illustrate life during the campaign and the experiences of the soldiers.
In the Trenches at Petersburg, the final volume of Earl J Hess s trilogy of works on the fortifications of the Civil War, recounts the strategic and tactical operations around Petersburg during the last ten months of the Civil War Hess covers all aspects of the Petersburg campaign, from important
Excerpt from Petersburg National Military Park, Virginia n nThe first of the Northern forces to arrive on the scene of battle was the XVIII Corps of the Army of the James Early in the morning of June 15 these troops, commanded by Gen William F Smith, crossed from Bermuda Hundred to the south side o
In May 1864, with Lee s army occupied in an attempt to delay Grant sadvance toward the Confederate capital, the Army of the Jamescommanded by Benjamin Butler disembarked 15,000 Union troops atBermuda Hundred, five miles from Petersburg and several vitalConfederate supply lines Although the Union wa
In the fall of 1864, the Civil War s outcome rested largely on Abraham Lincoln s success in the upcoming presidential election As the contest approached, cautious optimism buoyed the President s supporters in the wake of Union victories at Atlanta and in the Shenandoah Valley With all eyes on the
Robert E Lee faced the most monumental crisis of his military career on the morning of April 2, 1865 By sunrise that morning, the Union 6th Corps had punched a huge hole in Lee s outer line, southwest of Petersburg He needed time for reinforcements to arrive from Richmond, but how could his deple
The Vermonters Andersonville experience is studied to understand the cause of the lethal statistics The story of the suffering endured by the four hundred Vermonters captured at the Weldon Railroad is a tale of remarkable courage and devotion to country.
This title covers the series of battles leading up to the inevitable siege of Petersburg, including Drewry s Bluff, Globe Tavern and Fort Harrison, and the siege itself, with its incessant trench warfare and and fighting along the James River.
In this richly researched and dramatic work of military history, eminent historian Richard Slotkin recounts one of the Civil War s most pivotal events the Battle of the Crater on July 30, 1864 At first glance, the Union s plan seemed brilliant A regiment of miners would burrow beneath a Confedera
Perhaps no other battle or campaign of the American Civil War equalled the siege of Petersburg, Virginia For 292 days, the war s final drama was played out over the fate of this once gracious Southern town, the last bulwark of the Confederacy The book covers the 11 month siege of Petersburg.