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The Petersburg Campaign

June 1864-April 1865

by John Horn

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Published by Combined Books, Distributed in North America by Stackpole Books in Conshohocken, PA, Mechanicsburg, PA .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Petersburg (Va.)
    • Subjects:
    • Petersburg (Va.) -- History -- Siege, 1864-1865

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-254) and index.

      StatementJohn Horn.
      SeriesGreat campaigns
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE476.93 .H68 1993
      The Physical Object
      Pagination288 p. :
      Number of Pages288
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1405653M
      ISBN 100938289284
      LC Control Number93013890
      OCLC/WorldCa28148984

      Readers familiar with the Centennial-era works of legendary NPS historian and battlefield guide Ed Bearss will find instant comfort in the content and style of the chapters contained in The Petersburg Campaign - Volume I: The Eastern Front Battles, June - August During that immensely productive period, Bearss authored a flood of journal articles, books, and internal .


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A Campaign of Giants stands among the most authoritative and engagingly presented Civil War studies ever writtenWall Street Journal Pairing the expertly written text with thirty-four maps and other illustrations, this book is a must have not only for students of Petersburg, but for anyone remotely interested in the military campaigns of the American Civil War/5(29).

Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. In my opinion his book is the best I have read. Also, I think his book In the Trenches at Petersburg: Field Fortification & Confederate Defeat is the best book I have read on the Petersburg Campaign overall.

BTW, Wilson Greene agrees with me calling it "the finest study of the Petersburg Campaign in more than a century.". ‎The Richmond-Petersburg Campaign lasted for ten months, the longest in any theater of the The Petersburg Campaign book, and dwarfed The Petersburg Campaign book of the war's other campaigns for length of sustained combat, distances covered by the opposing forces, number of troops deployed, and number of battles and engagements.

Yet this military op. I had a chance to look through The Petersburg Campaign book book and you can't really say it is "regimental level" because the focus, at least the maps' focus, is solely on the fortifications and not on the units manning those fortifications.

Hess' book is not a history of the The Petersburg Campaign book Campaign so much as it is a history of the fortifications of the Petersburg Campaign. Bearss' book "The Petersburg Campaign: The Eastern Front Battles" () is the first of two large volumes about this pivotal Bearss served as Chief Historian for the National Park Service, and he has written many books, lead innumerable battlefield tours, and given lectures to large groups and small on what has been his life's work: teaching /5.

The Petersburg Campaign book   The Petersburg Campaign (June March ), also known as the Siege of Petersburg, was a climactic series of battles in southern The Petersburg Campaign book during the American Civil War (), in which.

The reason lay maybe in the aspect itself of the campaign, with an hybrid form The Petersburg Campaign book warfare halfway through the traditional pitched battles, and the static trench warfare of the next century.

So John Horn's brief book is especially valuable for being one of the For a century and a half, The Petersburg Campaign has been vastly neglected by the /5(4). The campaign for Petersburg, Virginia during the Civil War’s final year spanned days.

Often identified as a “siege,” the contest for Petersburg is better understood as a relentless series of offensives orchestrated by Union forces designed to either break directly into Petersburg or sever the city’s communications. Regardless, the illustrative quality of the maps in On to Petersburg far exceeds that of the previous four books in the series.

Outstanding mapping efforts by George and Hal will help the lengthy Petersburg campaign become more digestible. One of the biggest controversies covered by Rhea is the delayed flag of The Petersburg Campaign book at Cold Harbor.

A. Wilson Greene's A Campaign of Giants is a masterpiece of the highest order. This book will doubtless stand as 's most significant Civil War book and the definitive word on the Petersburg Campaign for years to comeGordon C.

Rhea, author of On to Petersburg So vast a campaign deserves vast coverage; at long last it finds such coverage in this : The University The Petersburg Campaign book North Carolina Press. Petersburg Campaign Books. Dawn of Victory – Edward S. Alexander. $ Civil War Petersburg – A. Wilson Greene.

$ Confederate Waterloo – Michael McCarthy. $ Virginia at War – James I The Petersburg Campaign book Jr. $ Virginia at War – James I. Robertson Jr. $ Virginia at War – James I. Robertson Jr. $ On to Petersburg follows the Union army's movement to the James River, the military response from the Confederates, The Petersburg Campaign book the initial assault on Petersburg, which Rhea suggests marked the true end of the Overland Campaign.

Beginning his account in the immediate aftermath of Grant's three-day attack on Confederate troops at Cold Harbor, Rhea.

America’s Civil War Book Review: Richmond Must Fall. Richmond Must Fall: The Richmond-Petersburg Campaign, October Hampton Newsome, Kent State University Press,$65 Richmond Must Fall is a first-rate addition to scholarship on the military history of the Civil War.

It looks at the Civil War Times Magazine. This book is well written and researched. Maps are outstanding and easy to follow. I have visited Petersburg and the Crater. Greene's book is an outstanding edition to the Petersburg Campaign books. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the campaign.

Word of warning,this is not a book for a person new to Civil war studies/5. Bermuda Hundred Campaign; Siege of Petersburg.

Butler’s Petersburg Offensive. The First Battle of Petersburg: June 9, ; First Offensive. The Second Battle of Petersburg: June A Campaign of Giants: The Battle for Petersburg: Volume 1: From the Crossing of the James to the Crater by A.

Wilson Greene. University of North Carolina Press, Cloth, ISBN: $ The past few years have seen renewed interest in the operations around Petersburg, Virginia, fromwith recent works by Gordon Rhea, Caroline Janney.

This is an expanded version of The Petersburg Campaign: The Battle of Old Men and Young Boys June 9, (Lynchburg, Va.: H. Howard, Inc., ). This is the only book on a battle that seems insignificant in terms of numbers but was critical because it alerted the Confederates to Petersburg's vulnerability and led them to reinforce it.

The Petersburg Campaign, Volume I: The Eastern Front Battles, June-August Edwin C. Bearss, with Bryce A. Suderow; Savas Beatie When the Petersburg Campaign began in JuneSoutherners still harbored hopes they could overcome the unrelenting pressure that Ulysses S.

Grant’s Federals were exerting on their armies and resources. “Essential reading for future scholars of the Petersburg campaign.”--Civil War Monitor “Pairing the expertly written text with thirty-four maps and other illustrations, this book is a must have not only for students of Petersburg, but for anyone remotely interested in the military campaigns of the American Civil War.” With On to Petersburg, Gordon C.

Rhea completes his much-lauded history of the Overland Campaign, a series of Civil War battles fought between Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee in southeastern Virginia in the spring of Having previously covered the campaign in his magisterial volumes on The Battle of the Wilderness, The Battles for Spotsylvania Court.

In the course of writing my Civil War novels, there's always a book that proves especially resonant for a given subject. This time, John Horn's The Siege of Petersburg: The Battles for the Weldon Railroad, Augustdrew me back again and was a true labor of love for Mr.

Horn to write about three battles in which the rest of us, wrongly, have shown but little interest: Second. The story of Grant’s crossing of the James River and his initial attempts to seize Petersburg is brilliantly told in A. Wilson Greene’s A Campaign of Giants: The Battle for Petersburg.

Read "The Petersburg Campaign The Western Front Battles, September – AprilVolume 2" by Edwin Bearss available from Rakuten Kobo. The wide-ranging and largely misunderstood series of operations around Petersburg, Virginia, were the longest and most e Brand: Savas Beatie.

Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee squared off for more than nine months in their struggle for Petersburg, the key to the Confederate capital at Richmond. After failing to bull his way into Petersburg, Grant isolated the city, forcing Lee to abandon it on April 2, A week later, Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House.

Savas Beatie, the publisher of the upcoming Ed Bearss Civil War book The Petersburg Campaign, Vol. 1: The Eastern Front Battles, June – Augusthas made available to me the first part of an interview with legendary Civil War historian Ed Bearss as well as a short excerpt from the book itself. Get this from a library.

The Richmond-Petersburg Campaign, [Charles R Bowery] -- The Richmond-Petersburg Campaign lasted for ten months, the longest in any theater of the war, and dwarfed all of the war's other campaigns for length of sustained combat, distances covered by the. The result is a richer and deeper understanding of the major military episodes comprising the Petersburg Campaign.

About the Authors: Edwin C. Bearss is a world-renowned military historian, author, and tour guide known for his work on Brand: Savas Beatie. Buy a cheap copy of The Last Citadel: Petersburg, Virginia, book by Noah Andre Trudeau. Perhaps no other battle or campaign of the American Civil War equalled the siege of Petersburg, Virginia.

For days, the war's final drama was Cited by: As the Richmond–Petersburg campaign (also known as the siege of Petersburg) ended, Lee's army was outnumbered and exhausted from a winter of trench warfare over an approximately 40 mi (64 km) front, numerous battles, disease, hunger and desertion.

Grant's well-equipped and well-fed army was growing in strength. On Mathe Union Army began an. The result is a richer and deeper understanding of the major military episodes comprising the Petersburg Campaign.

About the Authors: Edwin C. Bearss is a world-renowned military historian, author, and tour guide known for his work on the American Civil War and World War II. The Petersburg campaign saw the final fighting in the Virginia theatre during the American Civil War. At the start of May, U.S.

Grant, the new commanding general of Union forces, had launched his first campaign in the east, overland towards real target was Robert E. Lee's army. This campaign saw a new type of fighting. The Petersburg Campaign, Vol.

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and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(36). Lasting from June through Aprilthe Richmond-Petersburg Campaign was the longest of the Civil War.

This compact yet comprehensive guide allows armchair historian and battlefield visitor Read more. Book Review: 'Destroy The Junction' by Captain Greg Eanes, USAFR [As I prepare to rewrite The Petersburg Campaign, I will review the books I must read or re-read to do the job right.] One of Grant’s great strengths lay in that whenever he found himself flat on his face, he picked himself up and got back in the race.

Surprisingly, despite Petersburg’s decisive importance to the war’s outcome, the campaign has received scant attention from historians. Greene’s book, with its incisive analysis and compelling narrative, changes this, offering readers a rich account of the personalities and strategies that shaped the final phase of the fighting.

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The fighting that began in early June when advance elements from the Union Army of the Potomac crossed the James River and botched a series of attacks against a thinly defended city would not end for nine long months.

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Bearss: Paperback: United States - Civil War Period () bookBrand: Savas Beatie. In Volume I of The Petersburg Campaign, legendary historian Edwin C.

Bearss detailed the first six major engagements on the "Eastern Front," from the initial attack on the city on June 9 through.Guide to the Richmond-Petersburg Campaign Charles R.

Bowery, Jr. and Ebook S. Rafuse Lasting from June through Aprilthe Richmond-Petersburg Campaign was the longest of the Civil War, dwarfing even the Atlanta and Vicksburg campaigns in its scope and complexity.