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Petersburg Campaign : June 1864-april 1865 - HORN JOHN

Petersburg Campaign

June 1864-april 1865

By: HORN JOHN

Paperback Published: 1st October 1999
ISBN: 9781580970242
Number Of Pages: 288

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The Petersburg campaign was a long siege operation of grueling trench warfare marked by bloody battles, incompetence, political maneuvering and cowardice. It was the type of campaign neither the Union nor the Confederacy wanted. The conflict around the Virginia town led to the decline of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and the surrender of the confederate capital at Richmond. After the fall of Petersburg, the end of the Civil War was only a matter of days. Special charts cover strengths and losses for both sides, Confederate desertion rates, and statistics for the Civil War's other sieges. Sidebars discuss styles of command, the Crater explosion, the role of snipers and sharpshooters, and the campaign's no-quarter encounters between Southern whites and Union men of color.

Preface to the Seriesp. 9
War Comes to the Cockade Cityp. 11
The Battle of Old Men and Young Boysp. 35
The Opening Assaultsp. 47
War Against the Railroadsp. 75
The Battle of the Craterp. 97
The Destruction of the Weldon Railroadp. 123
Fort Harrison and Peebles Farmp. 155
Fair Oaks and Burgess Millp. 175
The Apple Jack Raidp. 189
The Battle of Hatcher's Runp. 199
The Battle of Fort Stedmanp. 209
Five Forks and the Fall of Petersburgp. 219
Guide for the Interested Readerp. 251
Orders of Battlep. 259
Indexp. 288
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ISBN: 9781580970242
ISBN-10: 1580970249
Series: June 1864 - April 1865
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st October 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition