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Historic Photos of the Siege of Petersburg

Historic Photos of the Siege of Petersburg

The Battle of Petersburg began as an unsuccessful Union assault against the city of Petersburg, Virginia, June 9, 1864, during the American Civil War . Due to the rag-tag group of defenders involved, it is sometimes known as the Battle of Old Men and Young Boys. A series of battles continued around... more

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  • ISBN 9781596523920
  • Imprint Turner
  • Category History

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Overview

The Battle of Petersburg began as an unsuccessful Union assault against the city of Petersburg, Virginia, June 9, 1864, during the American Civil War . Due to the rag-tag group of defenders involved, it is sometimes known as the Battle of Old Men and Young Boys. A series of battles continued around Petersburg from June 15, 1864, to March 15, 1865, when General Lee finally yielded to the overwhelming pressure from General Grant's troops and the cutting off of his supply lines, leading to his retreat and surrender in the Appomattox Campaign. With approximately 200 photographs, many of which have never been published, this beautiful coffee table book shows dramatic shots of this historical battle in stunning black and white photography and is a must have for any Civil War buff!

Emily J. Salmon and John S. Salmon have written or edited several books and articles together, including Franklin County, Virginia, 1786-1986: A Bicentennial History. Emily has B.S. and M.A. degrees...more