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Attack on Petersburg, July 30, 1864

Attack on Petersburg, July 30, 1864

hearings before the United States Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War, Thirty-Eighth Congress, second session, on Dec. 17, 20, 1864, Jan. 13, 17, 1865

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Petersburg Crater, Battle of, Va., 1864,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns

  • About the Edition

    Dec. 20 hearing was held in the field before the city of Petersburg, Va. Appendix contains record of War Dept Court of Inquiry, held in 1864 (p. 137-272)

    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationviii, 272 p
    Number of Pages272
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15274892M

    Petersburg Campaign. Contributed by A. Wilson Greene. The Petersburg Campaign was one of the final campaigns in the eastern theater during the American Civil War (–). It began on J , with the sustained contest to control the city—Virginia's second largest and the supply center for the Confederate capital at Richmond—and concluded with its occupation by Union forces on.   Union troops charge across the broken ground to effect a breakthrough during the Battle of Petersburg, Va., J , following the explosion of a mine beneath the Confederate battery at.

    J Colonel Henry Pleasants of the 48th Pennsylvania, a mining engineer by profession, saw a way to end the stalemate at Petersburg. Pleasants proposed to build a mine with a large gallery under Elliott’s Salient on the high ground in the Confederate line, pack the gallery with black powder, and blow a huge hole in the enemy line. The battle of the Crater on J , was the defining event in the day campaign around Petersburg, Virginia, in the Civil War and one of the most famous engagements in .

      Emmanuel Dabney talked about the role of the U.S. Colored Troops in the Civil War Battle of the Crater during the siege of Petersburg. After weeks of tunneling, on J Battle of Gurley House, J Evening Battle of the Crater, J The Virginia Brigade Charges, a.m. Battle of Globe Tavern, Aug The Confederate Attack Battle of Globe Tavern, Aug The Federal Counterattack


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The Richmond–Petersburg campaign was a series of battles around Petersburg, Virginia, fought from Jto April 2,during the American Civil Attack on Petersburg it is more popularly known as the siege of Petersburg, it was not a classic military siege, in which a city is usually surrounded and all supply lines are cut off, nor was it strictly limited to actions against on: Petersburg, Virginia.

Welcome to those of you reaching us via Wikipedia and Facebook. Check out a summary of the Battle of the Crater below, and be sure to read our Top 7 Best Books on the Battle of the Crater. Name: Battle of the Crater.

Other Names: The Mine. Location: Petersburg Campaign: Richmond-Petersburg Campaign (June March ) Date: J Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside. Battle of the Crater, (30 July ), Union defeat in American Civil War (–65), Attack on Petersburg of the Siege of Petersburg, Virginia.

In the final year of the war, Union forces besieged the town of Petersburg, to the south of the Confederate capital of Richmond.

The Richmond–Petersburg Campaign was a series of battles around Petersburg, Virginia, fought from June 9,to Ma Fought during the American Civil War, it is more popularly known as the Siege of it was not a classic military siege, in which a city is usually surrounded and all supply lines are cut off.

Nor was it strictly limited to actions against Petersburg. Book/Printed Material Report of the Committee on the Conduct of the War on the attack on Petersburg, on the 30th day of July, About this Item. Title ; Photo, Print, Drawing. On Jat the Battle of the Crater, the Union’s ingenious attempt to break the Confederate lines at Petersburg, Virginia, by blowing up a tunnel that had been dug under the Rebel.

Hess has had published no less than twelve books on the Civil War, and is well-known to serious students of the conflict. The Battle of the Crater, a battle during Grant’s Third Offensive against Petersburg, occurred as a direct result of a mine explosion under Pegram’s Salient on J   The battle of the Crater on Jwas the defining event in the day campaign around Petersburg, Virginia, in the Civil War and one of the most famous engagements in American military history.

Although the bloody combat of that "horrid pit" has been recently revisited as the centerpiece of the novel and film versions of Charles Reviews: 8.

The Attack on Petersburg (June 9, ) The Second Assault on Petersburg (June 15 - 18, ) The Battle of the Jerusalem Plank Road (June 21 - 24, ) The Crater (J ) The Battle of the Weldon Railroad (August 18 - 21, ) The Second Battle of Ream’s Station (Aug ).

waud sketch of the first connecticut heavy artillery taking part in the mid-june attack on confederate lines. (LC) Marching at the head of Lee's column was the Twelfth Virginia, which included the Petersburg Rifles. The CRATER () is the scene of the Battle of the Crater, J You may see the results of the explosion of the Union mine and the ground for which both armies contested.

Information can be obtained at the park museum, where there is usually a member of the staff on duty. Attack on Cemetery Hill, J "On J an advance was ordered upon the enemy's works, near Cemetery Hill, for the purpose of engaging the attention of the rebels, while a larger force, under Col.

William B. Barton, 48th N. Y., commanding the 2d brigade, 2d division, was to assault the enemy's works to the right of the hill. Summary: On Jafter weeks of preparation, in Burnside’s IX Corps sector the Federals exploded a mine beneath Pegram’s Salient, blowing a gap in the Confederate defenses of Petersburg.

From this propitious beginning, everything deteriorated rapidly for the Union attackers. Get this from a library. Into the Crater: the mine attack at Petersburg. [Earl J Hess] -- "The Battle of the Crater on Jwas the defining event in the day campaign around Petersburg, Virginia, in the Civil War In this narrative account of the Crater and its aftermath.

As the Overland Campaign concluded, the strategic goals of Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant shifted from the defeat of Robert E. Lee's army in the field to eliminating the supply and communication routes to the Confederate capital at Richmond.

The city of Petersburg, 24 miles south of Richmond, was the junction point of five railroads that supplied the entire upper James River region. Grant knew. Even here, though, he seems at a loss: Nat Turner's rebellion took place just down the Jerusalem Plank Road from Petersburg in and it had an impact on how the Confederates--particularly the Southside Virginians in Weisiger's Brigade--reacted to the employment of United States Colored Troops in the assault of J In his next book Reviews: The Second Battle of Petersburg, also known as the Assault on Petersburg, was fought June 15–18,at the beginning of the Richmond–Petersburg Campaign (popularly known as the Siege of Petersburg).

Union forces under Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant attempted to capture Petersburg, Virginia, before Gen. Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia could reinforce the city.

Bearss' book "The Petersburg Campaign: The Eastern Front Battles" () is the first of two large volumes about this pivotal campa 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 /5(6).

Before Petersburg at sunrise, July 30th Contributor Names Created / Published July of the Union lines. The pickets are seen running in from their pits & shelters on the front, to the outer line of attack.

In the middle distance, are the magnificent 8 & 10 inch Mortar batteries, built and commanded by Col. Abbott. Report of the Committee on the Conduct of the War on the Attack on Petersburg, on the 30th Day of July, Washington, (DC): GPO, First edition.

8vo. (2), pp. The official report of. Blue & Gray Magazine, Vol. XXX, No. 5 (): Battle of the Crater, J Fourth Offensive The Petersburg Campaign: The Destruction of The Weldon Railroad: Deep Bottom, Globe Tavern, and Reams Station: Augustby John Horn.Lee shifted forces from Petersburg to counter the threat.

September Peebles Farm. Anticipating that Lee would weaken his Petersburg defences after the attack at New Market, Grant sent four infantry divisions of Warren’s Fifth Corps screened by a cavalry division to turn the Confederate western flank along Squirrel Level Road and Vaugn Road.Report of the Committee on the Conduct of the War on the attack on Petersburg, on the 30th day of July, Washington: Government Printing Office, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: United States.