The Death in the Trenches: Grant at Petersburg
Time-Life Civil War Series 22 of 27
Another great book in this series, with period photographs, pictures of Civil War artifacts, maps and artwork. Sidebars include a look at the 1st Maine Artillery (a unit which was frightfully cut down during its baptism of fire), artistic renderings of Petersburg, the Union's giant depot at City Point, black troops in combat and Anatomy of a Trench System.
Formed up beyond the Crater, and ordered them to long line of tattered uniforms as charge. Remarkably, they did. tremendous third, perhaps 200 in all, fire that Wright's Georgia brigade was not yet in thinning our ranks." when Weisiger's The Confederate line of battle Virginians it swept in splendid form across the field in the face of a with every step was infantry was not yet fir- ing, but the moment the black troops came over the parapet they were in the sights of a.
"with sword uplifted, he advanced one step Confederate advance. and fell dead." The Confederates continued to roll forward. From the Crater's south end, a covered way extended west 200 yards away, and driving up the Crater work to the retrenchment now the Virginians were this traverse to within 20 yards of mouth of the traverse, the ing. throwing up lumps of clay, but it was slow men,' and a large number of dead, white and black, Union and rebel, were piled into the —.
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Put near it, to recover from the his previous bungling; as "the capture of Petersburg lay my heart." broke through first could then move on the flank and rear of the defenders facing the other two. The plan had to be accomplished For a week, Federal spotters watching the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad from quickly, however, before the Confederates Bermuda Hundred and moved out that night delays began at once. The first challenge was observation towers at had been reporting.