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The Five Forks Campaign and the Fall of Petersburg.

Author: Edwin C Bearss; Bryce A Suderow
Publisher: El Dorado Hills, CA : Savas Beatie, 2014.
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The wide-ranging and largely ignored operations around Petersburg, Virginia, were the longest and most extensive of the entire Civil War. The fighting began in June of 1864, when advance elements from the Union Army of the Potomac crossed the James River and botched a series of attacks against a thinlydefended city. The fighting ended nine long months later in the first days of April of 1865. The Five Forks Campaign  Read more...
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History
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Bearss, Edwin C.
Five Forks Campaign and the Fall of Petersburg: March 29 - April 1, 1865.
Havertown : Savas Publishing, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin C Bearss; Bryce A Suderow
ISBN: 9781611212181 1611212189
OCLC Number: 881162893
Description: 1 online resource (469 pages)
Contents: Coverpage; Titlepage; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Maps; Introduction; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Prelude to the Five Forks Campaign Battle of Lewis Farm (Quaker Road), March 29-30, 1865; Chapter 2: The Five Forks Campaign The Battles of Dinwiddie Court House and White Oak Road March 30-31, 1865; Chapter 3: The Five Forks Campaign The Battle of Five Forks, April 1, 1865; Chapter 4: The VI Corps Scores a Breakthrough, April 2, 1865; Postscript: The Retreat to Appomattox April 2-9, 1865 (by Chris Calkins).

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The wide-ranging and largely ignored operations around Petersburg, Virginia, were the longest and most extensive of the entire Civil War. The fighting began in June of 1864, when advance elements from the Union Army of the Potomac crossed the James River and botched a series of attacks against a thinlydefended city. The fighting ended nine long months later in the first days of April of 1865. The Five Forks Campaign and the Fall of Petersburg, March 29 - April 2, 1865, includes the final major operation that turned Lee's right flank, cut his final railroad lifeline, and resulted in the loss of.

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