Fall of Petersburg

Tracy Chernault talked about the long standoff between the armies of Generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant in the entrenchments outside of… read more

Fall of Petersburg Tracy Chernault talked about the long standoff between the armies of Generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant in the entrenchments outside of Petersburg, Virginia, in 1864 and the final battles in 1865. He spoke about the importance of supply lines to both armies and the disparity between the Union and Confederate armies' access to food and ammunition.

“The Fall of Petersburg” was a session of the 16th annual Longwood University Civil War Seminar. The seminar took place from March 13-15, 2015, at the Jarman Auditorium on the Campus of Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. close

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  • Tracy Chernault Park Ranger Petersburg National Battlefield
  • David Coles Associate Professor Longwood University->Department of History, Political Science, & Philosophy

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Fall of Petersburg

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Program ID:
324287-2
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Farmville, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 28, 2015 | 5:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Apr 08, 2015 | 5:27am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Mar 28, 2015 | 5:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 28, 2015 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 05, 2015 | 10:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 07, 2015 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 08, 2015 | 12:43am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 08, 2015 | 5:27am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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