Attack on Petersburg, July 30, 1864
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Attack on Petersburg, July 30, 1864 hearings before the United States Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War, Thirty-Eighth Congress, second session, on Dec. 17, 20, 1864, Jan. 13, 17, 1865 by

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English


  • Petersburg Crater, Battle of, Va., 1864,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns

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Dec. 20 hearing was held in the field before the city of Petersburg, Va. Appendix contains record of War Dept Court of Inquiry, held in 1864 (p. 137-272)

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Paginationviii, 272 p
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15274892M

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  Battle of the Crater, (30 July ), Union defeat in American Civil War (–65), part of the Siege of Petersburg, Virginia. In the final year of the war, Union forces besieged the town of Petersburg, to the south of the Confederate capital of Richmond. The Richmond–Petersburg Campaign was a series of battles around Petersburg, Virginia, fought from June 9, , to Ma Fought during the American Civil War, it is more popularly known as the Siege of it was not a classic military siege, in which a city is usually surrounded and all supply lines are cut off. Nor was it strictly limited to actions against Petersburg. Book/Printed Material Report of the Committee on the Conduct of the War on the attack on Petersburg, on the 30th day of July, About this Item. Title ; Photo, Print, Drawing.   On J , at the Battle of the Crater, the Union’s ingenious attempt to break the Confederate lines at Petersburg, Virginia, by blowing up a tunnel that had been dug under the Rebel.

  Hess has had published no less than twelve books on the Civil War, and is well-known to serious students of the conflict. The Battle of the Crater, a battle during Grant’s Third Offensive against Petersburg, occurred as a direct result of a mine explosion under Pegram’s Salient on J   The battle of the Crater on J , was the defining event in the day campaign around Petersburg, Virginia, in the Civil War and one of the most famous engagements in American military history. Although the bloody combat of that "horrid pit" has been recently revisited as the centerpiece of the novel and film versions of Charles Reviews: 8. The Attack on Petersburg (June 9, ) The Second Assault on Petersburg (June 15 - 18, ) The Battle of the Jerusalem Plank Road (June 21 - 24, ) The Crater (J ) The Battle of the Weldon Railroad (August 18 - 21, ) The Second Battle of Ream’s Station (Aug ). a. b. waud sketch of the first connecticut heavy artillery taking part in the mid-june attack on confederate lines. (LC) Marching at the head of Lee's column was the Twelfth Virginia, which included the Petersburg Rifles.

1. The CRATER () is the scene of the Battle of the Crater, J You may see the results of the explosion of the Union mine and the ground for which both armies contested. Information can be obtained at the park museum, where there is usually a member of the staff on duty. Attack on Cemetery Hill, J "On J an advance was ordered upon the enemy's works, near Cemetery Hill, for the purpose of engaging the attention of the rebels, while a larger force, under Col. William B. Barton, 48th N. Y., commanding the 2d brigade, 2d division, was to assault the enemy's works to the right of the hill. Summary: On J , after weeks of preparation, in Burnside’s IX Corps sector the Federals exploded a mine beneath Pegram’s Salient, blowing a gap in the Confederate defenses of Petersburg. From this propitious beginning, everything deteriorated rapidly for the Union attackers. Get this from a library! Into the Crater: the mine attack at Petersburg. [Earl J Hess] -- "The Battle of the Crater on J , was the defining event in the day campaign around Petersburg, Virginia, in the Civil War In this narrative account of the Crater and its aftermath.