Tag: Siege of Petersburg

City Point Bombing

John Maxwell placed a bomb aboard a cargo ship at City Point in August 1864…

The Civil War in Black and White

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

The Crater: Explosion of Death

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

Civil War Intelligence

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

Swirling Cavalry Fight at Trevilian Station

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

Battle of New Market Heights

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

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…

Elite Units of the Civil War

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

Bloody Fiasco at the Crater

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

Civil War Artillery

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