Federal Breakthrough at Petersburg

Edward Alexander, author of Dawn of Victory: Breakthrough at Petersburg, March 25-April 2, 1865, talked about the engagements between Confederate and Union forces… read more

Federal Breakthrough at Petersburg Edward Alexander, author of Dawn of Victory: Breakthrough at Petersburg, March 25-April 2, 1865, talked about the engagements between Confederate and Union forces around Petersburg, Virginia, in the spring of 1865. He argued that despite being commonly known as the “siege” of Petersburg, both the Confederate and Union armies were mobile along the battle lines. Mr. Alexander focused on the Federal assault on April 2 which finally broke through the Confederate line. After this attack, Confederate General Robert E. Lee retreated west from Richmond and Petersburg and just one week later surrendered his army at Appomattox, effectively ending the Civil War.

This talk was part of the third annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, with the theme of “Great Attacks of the Civil War.” close

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Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States
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