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The 48th Pennsylvania in the Battle of the Crater : a regiment of coal miners who tunneled under the enemy

Author: Jim Corrigan
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The work examines the ways in which the personality conflict between generals George Meade and Ambrose Burnside ultimately cost the Union an opportunity to capture Petersburg and bring an early end to the war. It details the ways in which the cooperation of Confederate commanders helped to turn this certain defeat into an unexpected Southern achievement"--Provided by publisher.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Corrigan, Jim.
48th Pennsylvania in the Battle of the Crater.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2006
(OCoLC)607833027
Named Person: George Gordon Meade; Ambrose Everett Burnside
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Corrigan
ISBN: 0786424753 9780786424757
OCLC Number: 63178799
Description: xii, 185 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. Battleground Petersburg --
2. Unconventional Warfare --
3. Tunneling Toward Destiny --
4. Plan of Attack --
5. Twelve Frantic Hours --
6. "Muffled Thunder" --
7. Early Response --
8. Charge of the USCT --
9. Confederate Counterstrike --
10. End Game --
11. Aftershocks --
12. Censure and Commendation --
Appendix A. Organization of Engaged Forces --
Appendix B. Casualties Incurred at the Battle of the Crater --
Appendix C. Soldiers Decorated for Gallantry at the Battle of the Crater.
Responsibility: Jim Corrigan.
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Focussing on the role of the 48th Pennsylvania, this history provides an examination of the Battle of the Crater, which took place during July 1864. This work examines the ways in which the  Read more...

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