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Campaign of Giants--The Battle for Petersburg: Volume 1: From the Crossing of the James to the Crater

A. Wilson Greene


Grinding, bloody, and ultimately decisive, the Petersburg Campaign was the Civil War's longest and among its most complex. 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. Featuring some of the war's most notorious battles, the campaign played out against a backdrop of political drama and crucial fighting elsewhere, with massive costs for soldiers and civilians alike. After failing to bull his way into Petersburg, Grant concentrated on isolating the city from its communications with the re ... More

Keywords: American Civil War, Petersburg Campaign, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Army of the Potomac, Army of Northern Virginia, Battle of the Crater

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469638577
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638577.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

A. Wilson Greene, author