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

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

Edwin C. Bearss, Bryce Suderow


Overview

The wide-ranging and principally misunderstood sequence of operations round Petersburg, Virginia, have been the longest and such a lot broad of the whole Civil warfare. The combating that started in early June 1864 while increase components from the Union military of the Potomac crossed the James River and botched a chain of assaults opposed to a thinly defended urban wouldn't finish for 9 lengthy months.

This important—many might say decisive—fighting is gifted via mythical Civil conflict writer Edwin C. Bearss in The Petersburg crusade: The Western entrance Battles, September 1864 - April 1865, quantity 2, the second one in a ground-breaking, two-volume compendium.

Although regularly known as the "Siege of Petersburg," that urban (as good because the accomplice capital at Richmond) used to be by no means absolutely remoted and the wrestle concerned even more than static trench conflict. in truth, a lot of the wide-ranging battling concerned large-scale Union offensives designed to chop vital roads and the 5 rail strains feeding Petersburg and Richmond. This quantity of Bearss' learn contains those significant battles:

- Peeble's Farm (September 29 - October 1, 1864)

- Burgess generators (October 27, 1864)

- Hatcher Run (February five - 7, 1865)

- castle Stedman (March 25, 1865)

- 5 Forks crusade (March 29 - April 1, 1865)

- The 6th Corps Breaks Lee's Petersburg strains (April 2, 1865)

Accompanying those salient chapters are unique maps by way of Civil struggle cartographer Steven Stanley, including pictures and illustrations. the result's a richer and deeper figuring out of the most important army episodes comprising the Petersburg crusade.

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