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Richmond must fall : the Richmond-Petersburg Campaign, October 1864

Author: Hampton Newsome
Publisher: Kent, Ohio : The Kent State University Press, [2013]
Series: Civil War soldiers and strategies
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In the fall of 1864, the Civil War's outcome rested largely on Abraham Lincoln's success in the upcoming presidential election. As the contest approached, cautious optimism buoyed the President's supporters in the wake of Union victories at Atlanta and in the Shenandoah Valley. With all eyes on the upcoming election, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant conducted a series of large-scale military operations outside  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hampton Newsome
ISBN: 9781606351321 160635132X
OCLC Number: 777493504
Description: ix, 447 pages, 10 unnumbered pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Darbytown Road battles --
Johnson's Farm --
The New Market Road --
Union reconnaissance on the Darbytown Road (October 13) --
Grant's sixth offensive --
The Petersburg front --
Petersburg becomes the key --
Plans for the sixth offensive --
The Union army prepares for battle --
The Williamsburg Road --
Nine Mile Road --
The Fifth and Ninth Corps advance --
Second Corps moves out --
Dabney's Mill and the Quaker Meeting House --
Reaching the Boydton Plank Road --
Crawford at Hatcher's Run --
The Bull Pen --
The Second Corps redeemed --
The beginning of the end --
Retreat --
Aftermath --
Grant's sixth offensive considered.
Series Title: Civil War soldiers and strategies
Responsibility: Hampton Newsome.

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In the fall of 1864, the Civil War's outcome rested largely on Abraham Lincoln's success in the upcoming presidential election. As the contest approached, cautious optimism buoyed the President's supporters in the wake of Union victories at Atlanta and in the Shenandoah Valley. With all eyes on the upcoming election, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant conducted a series of large-scale military operations outside Richmond and Petersburg, which have, until now, received little attention. In Richmond Must Fall, Hampton Newsome examines these October battles in unprecedented scope and detail. The narrative begins with one of Lee's last offensive operations of the war at the Darbytown Road on October 7, 1864, and ends with Grant's major offensive on October 27 to seize the South Side Railroad, the last open rail line into the Confederate stronghold at Petersburg. The offensive would spark sharp fighting at Burgess Mill south of Petersburg and on the Williamsburg Road east of Richmond.

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