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The Petersburg Campaign, Volume 2: The Western Front Battles, September 1864-April 1865 by Edwin C Bearss Online



The Petersburg Campaign, Volume 2: The Western Front Battles, September 1864-April 1865

The Petersburg Campaign, Volume 2: The Western Front Battles, September 1864-April 1865

  • Title: The Petersburg Campaign, Volume 2: The Western Front Battles, September 1864-April 1865
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  • ISBN : 9781611211047
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 600 pages


The wide ranging and largely misunderstood series of operations around Petersburg, Virginia, were the longest and most extensive of the entire Civil War The fighting that began in early June 1864 when advance elements from the Union Army of the Potomac crossed the James River and botched a series of attacks against a thinly defended city would not end for nine long months The wide ranging and largely misunderstood series of operations around Petersburg, Virginia, were the longest and most extensive of the entire Civil War The fighting that began in early June 1864 when advance elements from the Union Army of the Potomac crossed the James River and botched a series of attacks against a thinly defended city would not end for nine long months This important many would say decisive fighting is presented by legendary Civil War author Edwin C Bearss in The Petersburg Campaign The Western Front Battles, September 1864 April 1865, Volume 2, the second in a ground breaking, two volume compendium.Although commonly referred to as the Siege of Petersburg, that city as well as the Confederate capital at Richmond was never fully isolated and the combat involved much than static trench warfare In fact, much of the wide ranging fighting involved large scale Union offensives designed to cut important roads and the five rail lines feeding Petersburg and Richmond This volume of Bearss study includes these major battles Peeble s Farm September 29 October 1, 1864 Burgess Mills October 27, 1864 Hatcher Run February 5 7, 1865 Fort Stedman March 25, 1865 Five Forks Campaign March 29 April 1, 1865 The Sixth Corps Breaks Lee s Petersburg Lines April 2, 1865 Accompanying these salient chapters are original maps by Civil War cartographer Steven Stanley, together with photos and illustrations The result is a richer and deeper understanding of the major military episodes comprising the Petersburg Campaign


Author Edwin C Bearss




The Petersburg Campaign, Volume 2: The Western Front Battles, September 1864-April 1865 Reviews (3)

  • Every once and a while, a work comes out about a campaign that redefines how we think about certain battles and how we study these events With the Petersburg Campaign Volume II, the chronicle of battles from the campaign comes to a finish and the excellence put forth in Volume I continues in Volume [..]

  • The second volume of Edwin C Bearss s The Petersburg Campaign This deals with certain battles during the Petersburg Campaign during the Civil War that led up to the battle of Appomattox where on April 9, 1865 Confederate general Robert E Lee surrendered to Union general Ulysses S Grant at Appomattox [..]

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