petersburg breakthrough

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    Story From The Ranks

    The following is by Henry W. "Hal" Manson, Co. H, 7th Tennessee Infantry, McComb's Brigade (formerly Archer's). The incident he describes took place during the so-called Petersburg Breakthrough, April 2, 1865, when a major Federal assault broke through A.P. Hill's lines stretching southwest of...
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    The Last Stand at Fort Gregg

    Today, April 2, marks the anniversary of the Petersburg Breakthrough and the last stand that took place at Fort Gregg. After Horatio G. Wright's VI Corps spearheaded the major breakthrough over the Boydton Plank Road line on the morning of April 2, 1865, John Gibbon's XXIV Corps exploited it by...


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