Collection: Stephen Griffin Collection >> The last citadel : Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865 / Noah Andre...
The last citadel :
Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865 /
Noah Andre Trudeau.
|Main Creator:||Trudeau, Noah Andre, 1949-|
The Petersburg campaign began on June 9, 1864, and ended on April 3, 1865, when Federal troops at last entered the city. It was the longest and most costly siege ever to take place on North American soil, yet it has been overshadowed by other actions that occurred at the same time period, most notably Sherman's famous "March to the Sea," and Sheridan's celebrated Shenandoah Valley campaign. The ten-month Petersburg affair witnessed many more combat actions than the other two combined, and involved an average of 170,000 soldiers, not to mention thousands of civilians who were also caught up in the maelstrom. By its bloody end, the Petersburg campaign would add more than 70,000 casualties to the war's total.
|Edition:||150th anniversary edition revised and expanded, First Savas Beatie edition.|
Includes bibliographical references (pages 466-503) and index.
Physical description: xv, 520 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
|Contained in:||Stephen Griffin Collection|
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