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A campaign of giants : the battle for Petersburg. Volume one, From the crossing of the James to the Crater

Author: A Wilson Greene
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
Series: Civil War America (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Grinding, bloody, and ultimately decisive, the Petersburg Campaign was the Civil War's longest and among its most complex. Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee squared off for more than nine months in their struggle for Petersburg, the key to the Confederate capital at Richmond. Featuring some of the war's most notorious battles, the campaign played out against a backdrop of political drama and crucial fighting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Wilson Greene
ISBN: 9781469638577 1469638576
OCLC Number: 1042087224
Description: xiv, 712 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Civil War America (Series)
Other Titles: Campaign of giants :
Battle for Petersburg.
From the crossing of the James to the Crater
Responsibility: A. Wilson Greene.

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Grinding, bloody, and ultimately decisive, the Petersburg Campaign was the Civil War's longest and among its most complex. Full of fresh insights drawn from military, political, and social history, A  Read more...

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