By Ron Field
In 1864, Petersburg, Virginia turned the atmosphere for one of many final nice campaigns of the yankee Civil struggle (1861-1865) and the longest siege in American historical past. After his failure to seize Richmond within the Spring, common Ulysses S. provide made up our minds to strangle the lifestyles out of the accomplice military of Northern Virginia through surrounding town of Petersburg and removing normal Robert E. Lee's offer traces.
The resulting siege may keep it up for almost ten months, contain 160,000 squaddies, and notice a few pitched battles together with the conflict of the Crater, Reams Station, Hatcher's Run, and White Oak street. yet round those battles have been lengthy days of residing in trenches, enduring negative nutrition and iciness climate, and anguish consistent artillery bombardment. In April of 1865, furnish ordered a sweeping offensive opposed to the beleaguered Confederates, which broke Lee's correct flank and compelled him to retreat to Appomattox courtroom condominium, the place he surrendered per week later.
Written by way of knowledgeable at the American Civil struggle, this ebook examines the final conflict among the armies of U.S. supply and Robert E. Lee.
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