Tag: Siege of Petersburg

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The Crater: Explosion of Death

An plan to tunnel beneath Confederate defenses at Petersburg and blast a huge hole inadvertently…

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Civil War Intelligence

The Bureau of Military Information was the most sophisticated intelligence-gathering system created during the American…

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Swirling Cavalry Fight at Trevilian Station

A two day cavalry fight match Phil Sheridan’s Union forces agains Wade Hampton’s Confederates.

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Battle of New Market Heights

In late September 1864, Ulysses S. Grant mounted his fifth offensive against Confederate forces at…

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The Civil War in Black and White

Although the craft of photography was still in its infancy, battlefield photographers managed to make…

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The Battle of Antietam: A.P. Hill’s Greatest Action

After a breathtaking forced march, A.P. Hill’s Light Division still had more than enough fight…

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Elite Units of the Civil War

The Industrial Age combined with American ingenuity to form special units during the Civil War.…

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Bloody Fiasco at the Crater

While Confederate defenders at Petersburg manned their lines in the predawn hours of July 30,…

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Civil War Artillery

Civil War mortars were the feared precision artillery weapon of the Victorian Age.

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The American Civil War: Forging a National Identity

The four tragic years of the American Civil War, fought 1861 to 1865, strengthened the…