In the Trenches at Petersburg: Field Fortifications and Confederate Defeat: Field Fortifications & Confederate Defeat (Google eBook)

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2009 - History - 403 pages
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The Petersburg campaign began June 15, 1864, with Union attempts to break an improvised line of Confederate field fortifications. By the time the campaign ended on April 2, 1865, two opposing lines of sophisticated and complex earthworks stretched for thi
  

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Excellent Campaign study

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Joined with “Field Armies and Fortifications in the Civil War: The Eastern Campaigns” and “Trench Warfare under Grant and Lee: Field Fortifications in the Overland Campaign”, this book completes an ... Read full review

Contents

Engineers and War
1
Crossing the James River
9
Three Days in June
21
Searching for a Solution
38
Digging In
50
Soldiering in the Trenches
65
The Third Offensive
78
The Crater
90
November December and January
199
Winter
215
The Seventh Offensive February and March
229
Fort Stedman and the Eighth Offensive
245
The Ninth Offensive April 2
264
Conclusion
280
Artifacts of War
287
The RichmondPetersburg Line
295

August
107
The Fourth Offensive
124
September
142
The Fifth Offensive
160
October and the Sixth Offensive
182
Notes
317
Bibliography
377
Index
399
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About the author (2009)

Earl J. Hess is associate professor of history at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. He is author, most recently, of "Pickett's Charge--The Last Attack at Gettysburg" and "Kennesaw Mountain: Sherman, Johnston, and the Atlanta Campaign".

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