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  1. On June 14 through June 17, the Army of the Potomac crossed the James River and began moving towards Petersburg to support and renew Butler's assaults. Marching from Cold Harbor, Meade's Army of the Potomac crossed the James River on transports and a 2,200-foot-long pontoon bridge at Windmill Point. Butler's leading elements (XVIII Corps and ...

  2. In 1784 the towns of Petersburg, Blandford, Pocahontas, and Ravenscroft were combined and incorporated as Petersburg. It was the scene of the Petersburg Campaign during the American Civil War, 10 months of bitter fighting during which Union and Confederate forces suffered more than 70,000 casualties.

  3. Battle Of Petersburg Summary: The Battle of Petersburg (aka Siege of Petersburg) was a series of battles around the cities of Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia, fought from June 15, 1864, to April 2, 1865, during the civil war.

  4. Sep 17, 2022 · The Siege of Petersburg: The Longest Military Event of the Civil War Nine and a half months, 70,000 casualties, the suffering of civilians, thousands of U. S. Colored Troops fighting for the freedom of their race, and the decline of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of No. Virginia all describe the Siege of Petersburg.

  5. The 292-day Siege of Petersburg was the longest siege in United States military history. While the siege was initiated on June 15, 1864, the Federal attackers sought a quick victory—the capture of the vital rail and road center of Petersburg, Virginia—some 23 miles south of the Confederate capital of Richmond.

  6. In Petersburg, Virginia and the fields and towns surrounding the city, Union forces lay siege to Confederate troops during the Civil War. For more than nine months between 1864 and 1865, soldiers from the North fought those from the South for control over the City of Petersburg.

  7. Jul 30, 2020 · The mine exploded at 4:44 a.m. on July 30, 1864. The result stunned everyone who witnessed it. When the dust settled, a crater 130 feet long, 60 feet wide and 30 feet deep scarred the landscape where Elliott’s Salient had stood a moment before. A total of 352 Confederates were killed by the blast. The Federals, however, failed to widen the breach.

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