The second volume of Edwin C Bearss
s The Petersburg Campaign This deals with certain battles during the Petersburg Campaign during the Civil War The Petersburg Campaign This deals with certain battles during the Petersburg Campaign during the Civil War ed up to the battle of Appomattox where on April 9 1865 Confederate general Robert E Lee surrendered to Union general Ulysses S Grant at Appomattox Court House thus ending the Civil War Every once and a while a work comes out about a campaign that redefines how we think about certain battles and how we study these events With the Petersburg Campaign Volume II the chronicle of battles from the campaign comes to a finish and the excellence put forth in Volume I continues in Volume II Edwin Bearss is one of the most respected Civil War historians of our age and got his start at the Vicksburg National Military Park From there he has stretched himself all around the Civil War world as an authority on the campaigns and the people A Marine who has served in World War II he was severely wounded in the Pacific From 1981 to 1994 he served as Chief Historian to the National Park Service and
has authored many works and was pivotal to raising the USS Cairo Bryce Suderow. The wide ranging and authored many works and was pivotal to raising the USS Cairo Bryce Suderow. The wide ranging and misunderstood series of operations around Petersburg Virginia were the ongest and most extensive of the entire Civil War The fighting that began in early June 1864 when advance elements from the Union Army of the Potomac crossed the James River and botched a series of attacks against a thinly defended
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that eveneven though they had been written years ago prove that there is something new to earn not only the battles but about the war as a whole Those readers familiar with the Gettysburg Campaign will notice many characters reappearing in higher rank showing their talents and how much they have grown since those three days in July In the essay about the Battle of Fort Stedman one in particular John Brown Gordon shows that he is a capable commander in the field and is well trusted by his superiors Once again Bearss gives of a narrative of Gordon s actions at Fort Stedman instead of giving you too much background information The importance is not his actions previous but his actions at PetersburgAs stated before this collection should be on the bookshelf of every Civil War historian Much ike his work on the Vicksburg Campaign this two volume work is the definitive source on the Petersburg Campaign and a great introduction into the decline of the Confederate army in Virginia Bearss and Suderow have created something which will be talked about among Civil War historians for uite some tim. Y includes these major battles Peeble's Farm September 29 October 1 1864 Burgess Mills October 27 1864 Hatcher Run February 5 7 1865 Fort Stedman March 25 1865 Five Forks Campaign March 29 April 1 1865 The Sixth Corps Breaks Lee's Petersburg Lines April 2 1865Accompanying these salient chapters are original maps by Civil War cartographer Steven Stanley together with photos and illustrations The result is a richer and deeper understanding of the major military episodes comprising the Petersburg Campai. Moonrise (Snowfall, lightThe battles studied in this volume show how the slow decline of the Confederate army not only destroyed their numbers but brought down morale as well Bearss mentions the importance of the campaign because the excessive number of engagements not only makes it one of theongest sieges in American history but one of the most violent But one thing noticeable in the work both in Volumes I and II is the politicking going on in the Union army compared to that in the Confederate army There seemed to be to step around in the Union army while the Confederate army held a high regard for each other Once again as in Volume I Bearss narrative is sometimes interrupted or introduced by Suderow which is a positive thing for the reader For those not aware of what was happening during the campaign these editorials throughout the narrative aid in the understanding of the battle Bearss essays written for the use of the park service. The Western Front Battles September 1864 April 1865 Volume 2 the second in a ground breaking two volume compendiumAlthough commonly referred to as the Siege of Petersburg that city as well as the Confederate capital at Richmond was never fully isolated and the combat involved much than static trench warfare In fact much of the wide ranging fighting involved arge scale Union offensives designed to cut important roads and the five rail ines feeding Petersburg and Richmond This volume of Bearss' stud.they had been years ago prove that there is something new to earn not onlyThough They Had Been