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Osprey Book: Petersburg 1864–65 - The longest siege - Campaign 208
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Petersburg 1864–65

The longest siege

Campaign 208

Author: Ron Field

Illustrator: Peter Dennis

About this book

In 1864 General Ulysses S. Grant decided to strangle the life out of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia by surrounding the city of Petersburg and cutting off General Robert E. Lee’s supply lines. The ensuing siege would carry on for nearly ten months, involve 160,000 soldiers, and see a number of pitched battles including the Battle of the Crater, Reams Station, Hatcher’s Run, and White Oak Road. After nearly ten months, Grant launched an attack that sent the Confederate army scrambling back to Appomattox Court House where it would soon surrender. Written by an expert on the American Civil War, this book examines the last clash between the armies of U.S. Grant and Robert E. Lee.


Origins of the campaign


Opposing commanders

Opposing armies

Orders of battle

Opposing Plans

The campaign and siege

The battles


The battlefield today

Further reading


Paperback; May 2009; 96 pages; ISBN: 9781846033551