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  1. JPK Huson 1863

    Clark Kent's Grandfather, Vermont's Bullet Proof Calvin Adams

    Recruiting posters are wonderful, the era idea of soldier-super hero a frequent illustration. They got them. public access Just made up the part about Clark Kent. Ok so he's made up too but his ancestry could look a lot like a Vermont soldier, Calvin Adams. If Calvin Adams of this story is who...
  2. 67th Tigers

    Assembly of Beauregard's Force at Petersburg/ Drewry's Bluff 1864

    Hi all, Before I start researching, has anyone tracked how and when this force was assembled?
  3. Luke Freet

    Petersburg Confederate Unit Strengths over time

    I remember about 2-3 years ago I came across this website which had collected a bunch of unit reports for the siege of Petersburg, and had a list of troop strengths over time that was very helpful. I can't find it anymore and I believe it has just been deleted or lost. Anyways, the meat and...
  4. Belle Montgomery

    First Battle of Petersburg in Ohio

    They're even building earthworks for it! You can register the day of event! Hope to see you there! Civil War Reenactment 2019 – The First Battle of Petersburg August 10 @ 10:00 am - August 11 @ 5:00 pm...
  5. AUG

    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...
  6. Mr. Q

    A question about Petersburg...

    Hi folks! I have a question about the battle (or siege) of Petersburg... Were there two different names for this military action, or did both sides call it Petersburg? I'm thinking of the fact that the North often had different names for battles than the South (Manassas/Bull Run...
  7. JPK Huson 1863

    USCT At Petersburg, " A Man, A Soldier, a Hero "

    From a stereo view which enlarged surprisingly well, USCT at Petersburg. Image packs an awful lot of story into one frame. Easy enough to find these articles. Don't get me wrong, easy to find articles ' da*mming with faint praise ' too, like finding excuses why troops would behave so...
  8. lelliott19

    Mortality Rates at Confederate Hospitals in Richmond and Petersburg 1861-1862

    Below is a summary of the report of Samuel Preston Moore, Surgeon General CSA (left,) and Peter Evans Hines, Chief Surgeon at Petersburg (right,) originally published in the Richmond Examiner, reprinted in the Southern Recorder. (Milledgeville, Ga.,) October 07, 1862, p. 3. I did find it...
  9. Jimklag

    Petersburg National Battlefield

    A group of photos taken by Jim Klag and Mike Turner The following photos are of a reconstructed fort - with Fraise, gabions and fascines. And a trench mortar.
  10. Cdoug96

    Bentonville and Fort Fisher, Petersburg

    March 9, 2018 Trenches of the 1st Michigan Engineers at Bentonville. Fort Fisher, Petersburg
  11. JPK Huson 1863

    April 8th, 1865, Lee And Grant Speak Of Blood, And Make It Stop

    From a stuffed Frank Leslie's Illustrated Weekly News, April, 1865, this illustration, hastily sketched in the midst of so much change, our country did not catch its breath for decades. The name " Appomattox " elbows its way into History Funny, ' Amelia Court House ' is an old blue print...
  12. Jimklag

    Battle of Five Forks - The end of the siege.

    On this date in 1865, The Battle of Five Forks was fought. This battle marked the end of the nearly ten month siege of Petersburg. In 1879 the French artist Paul Dominique Philippoteaux made this painting of the battle. Source...

    Petersburg National Battlefield

    National Park Foundation donates land to battlefield By Contributed Report Posted Mar 10, 2018 at 2:01 AM PETERSBURG — The National Park Foundation and the National Park Service announced in early March the donation of a 3.7-acre tract of land to Petersburg National Battlefield near Poplar...
  14. SWMODave

    No one can ever tell ... the monstrous horror of a surgeon's headquarters

    BRAVE WOMAN NURSES ON THE FIELD OF BATTLE. By Hannah Perrine Westfall At dawn on April 6, 1863, the battle of Shiloh began. The cannonading shook the earth where we were. The Union forces were - driven back by the Confederates under General Albert Sidney Johnston. The surgeons gave us orders...
  15. AUG

    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...
  16. AUG

    Veterans of the Crater

    In a photograph of reconciliation taken in 1887, former Confederate general William Mahone, at bottom center with long white beard, stands amid ex-Union soldiers from the 57th Massachusetts Regiment on the site where the Battle of the Crater had taken place on July 30, 1864, near Petersburg...
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