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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A detailed analysis of the field fortifications at Petersburg, one of the roughest battles of the Civil War, lasting from June, 1864 to the first of April, 1865. Both Union and Confederate forces ... 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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