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Battle of the Crater, a "Stupendous" Union Failure

July 25, 1864/2014

Volume 5, Issue 30 (198 Issues Since 15 October 2010)

The Battle of the Crater, a “Stupendous” Union Failure, Featured in the 2003 Movie… 530 more words

Civil War Book Of Days: 1864

June 25, 1864: Sandbag day at Petersburg

Building field fortifications requires a lot of “consumable” materials.  Even in modern times, when the soldiers fortify a position, they tend to displace a lot of earth and use stockpiles of building materials.  1,110 more words

American Civil War

A Wounded Hand (June 18, 1864)

More from Theodore Lyman, in which he describes the Army of the Potomac’s ineffectual attacks before Petersburg on June 18 and provides some examples of General Meade in his “great peppery” mode. 1,836 more words

Aftermath (June 4, 1864)

The assault at Cold Harbor on June 3 had been a disaster. In Grant’s initial message to Halleck, sent at 2:15 in the afternoon on June 3—when he must have known better—he wrote that the army’s loss was “not severe.” Later, he would come to regret having ordered the attack at Cold Harbor. 1,016 more words

A Tender-hearted Man (May 27, 1864)

Theodore Lyman shows us two sides of General Meade. One is the hot-tempered snapping turtle, the other a man who would give a southern family his lunch and five dollars. 625 more words