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Guide to the Richmond-Petersburg Campaign (U.S. Army War College Guides to Civil War Battles)

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Publisher Comments:

Lasting from June 1864 through April 1965, the Richmond-Petersburg Campaign was the longest of the Civil War, dwarfing even the Atlanta and Vicksburg campaigns in its scope and complexity. This compact yet comprehensive guide allows armchair historian and battlefield visitor alike to follow the campaign's course, with a clear view of its multi-faceted strategic, operation, tactical, and human dimensions.

A concise, single-volume collection of official reports and personal accounts, the guide is organized in one-day and multi-day itineraries that take the reader to all the battlefields of the campaign, some of which have never before been interpreted and described for the visitor so extensively. Comprehensive campaign and battle maps reflect troop movements, historical terrain features, and modern roads for ease of understanding and navigation. A uniquely useful resource for the military enthusiast and the battlefield traveler, this is the essential guide for anyone hoping to see the historic landscape and the human face of this most decisive campaign of the Civil War.

Synopsis:

The most thorough and accurate guide book available for one of the most complex and prolonged campaigns of the Civil War by two experts in military history and Civil War battlefield sites.

About the Author

Charles R. Bowery, Jr. is an officer in the U. S. Army who has taught Civil War history at West Point, led tours of Civil War battlefield sites, and authored Lee and Grant: Profiles in Leadership from the Battlefields of Virginia. Ethan S. Rafuse is a professor of military history at the U. S. Army Command and General Staff College. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of nine books, including McClellan's War: The Failure of Moderation in the Struggle for the Union and Robert E. Lee and the Fall of the Confederacy, 18631865.

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Introduction

How to Use This Book

Part I: Petersburg National Battlefield

First Petersburg

Summary of Principal Events, 13-18 June 1864

1. Battery No. 6

2. Battery No. 5

3. Battery No. 8

4. Battery No. 9

5. Harrison's Creek

6. First Maine Heavy Artillery Monument

7. Taylor Farm

The Battle of Fort Stedman

Summary of Principal Events, 6 February - 25 March 1865

1. Colquitt's Salient

2. Planning the Assault

3. The Assault on Fort Stedman

4. The Capture of Fort Stedman

5. The Federal Counterattack

6. The Failure of the Attack

The Battle of the Crater

Summary of Principal Events, 19 june - 31 July 1864

1. Taylor Farm

2. The Mine

3. The Crater

4. The Mahone Monument

5. The Crater

Part II: Excursions

Excursion 1: From Cold Harbor to Petersburg

Summary of Principal Events, 27 May - 15 June 1864

1. Cold Harbor

2. Long Bridge

3. Glendale

4. Crossing the James

5. Baylor Farm

Excursion 2: City Point

1. Appomattox Overlook

2. Grant's Cabin

3. The Wharf

Excursion 3: Deep Bottom

Summary of Principal Events, 18 June - 31 August 1864

1. Deep Bottom

2. Strawberry Plains

3. Darby/Enroughty Farm

4. Fussell's Mill

5. The Capture of the Rockbridge Artillery

6. New Market Heights and Fussell's Mill

7. Cavalry Engagement on the Charles City Road

Excursion 4: Fort Harrison and Darbytown Road

Summary of Principal Events, 1 September - 8 October 1864

1. Deep Bottom

2. New market Heights

3. Laurel Hill and the Tenth Corps Attack

4. Fort Gilmer

5. Varina Road

6. Fort Harrison

7. Fort Hoke

8. Darbytown Road

Excursion 5: Westward Movements

Summary of Principal Events, 18 June 1864 - 7 February 1865

1. Fort Davis

2. Fort Alexander Hays

3. Richard Bland College

4. Globe Tavern

5. Fort Wadsworth

6. Oak Grove Church

7. Reams Station Battlefield

8. Sharon Church

9. Fort Archer

10. Fort Urmston

11. Fort Fisher

12. Dabney's Mill

13. Burger's Mill

14. Hatcher's Run

Excursion 6: the Fall of Petersburg

Summary of Principal Events, 6 February - 3 April 1865

1. Dinwiddie Church of the Nazarene

2. Lewis Farm

3. White Oak Road

4. Dinwiddie Court-House

5. Chamberlain's Bed

6. The Federal Plan, 1 April 1865

7. The Shad Bake and the Confederate Plan

8. The Angle

9. The Waterloo of the Confederacy

10. Mumford's Stand

11. Sutherland Station

12. Fort Gregg

Appendix I: Orders of Battle—June 15, 1864

Appendix II: Orders of Battle—September 29, 1864

Appendix III: Orders of Battle—April 1 1865

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780700619603
Author:
Bowery, Charles R., Jr.
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Author:
Rafuse, Ethan S.
Author:
Charles R. Jr. Bowery
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Publication Date:
20140531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
420

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