Swallowed Up in Victory: A Civil War Narrative, Petersburg, 1864-1865
A narrative of the last year of the American Civil War, follows the action surrounding the first attacks on Petersburg through the surrender at Appomattox
Civil War in Virginia
American Civil War
June 9, 1864
The Last Citadel: Petersburg
Virginia, June 1864-April 1865
The Siege of Petersburg was the prelude to the final chapter of our Nation's Civil War. The work is thoroughly researched with a plethora of primary sources incorporated right into the text
On June 9, Major General Benjamin Butler dispatched about 4,500 cavalry and infantry against the 2,500 Confederate defenders of Petersburg.
While Butler's infantry demonstrated against the outer line of entrenchments east of Petersburg, Kautz's cavalry division attempted to enter the city from the south via the Jerusalem Plank Road but was repulsed by Home Guards.
Afterwards, Butler withdrew.
This was called the "battle of old men and young boys" by local residents.
On June 14-17, the Army of the Potomac crossed the James River and began moving towards Petersburg to support and renew Butler's assaults.
Result(s): Confederate victory
Location: City of Petersburg
Date(s): June 9, 1864
Principal Commanders: Major General Quincy Gillmore [US]; General P.G.T. Beauregard
Forces Engaged: 7,000 (US 4,500; CS 2,500)
Estimated Casualties: 120 total
Napoleon in Gray
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Sieges That Changed the World
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Civil War Soldier 102 Piece Playset
- 25 Union and 25 Confederate Soldier Figures, 18 Horses, 10 Cannon
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- Scale: 1/32nd, Wagons and Horses slightly smaller
The Official Virginia Civil War Battlefield Guide
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