U.S. Colored Troops and the Battle of the Crater

Emmanuel Dabney talked about the role of the U.S. Colored Troops in the Civil War Battle of the Crater during the siege of… read more

Emmanuel Dabney talked about the role of the U.S. Colored Troops in the Civil War Battle of the Crater during the siege of Petersburg. After weeks of tunneling, on July 30, 1864, Union forces blew up a mine underneath the Confederate lines to create a gap in the defenses. Mr. Dabney spoke about why the attack ultimately ended in a failure, and why the U.S. Colored Troops were unjustly blamed. 

“The Battle of the Crater” was a presentation of the 2014 summer conference of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, “The Civil War in 1864.” close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
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Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Jul 4, 2014
Last Aired:
Aug 21, 2014

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  • Jul 04, 2014 | 5:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 05, 2014 | 6:03am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 02, 2014 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 02, 2014 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 03, 2014 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 10, 2014 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 11, 2014 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 20, 2014 | 9:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 21, 2014 | 12:48am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 21, 2014 | 4:15am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 21, 2014 | 7:42am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 21, 2014 | 11:10am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 21, 2014 | 2:37pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 21, 2014 | 6:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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