Battle of the Crater

Former Pamplin Historical Park director A. Wilson Greene talked about the 1864 Battle of the Crater at Petersburg, Virginia. Mr. Greene… read more

Former Pamplin Historical Park director A. Wilson Greene talked about the 1864 Battle of the Crater at Petersburg, Virginia. Mr. Greene outlined Union operations leading up to the battle, including the construction of a mine under the Confederate trenches. He also discussed the planned explosion of gunpowder inside the mine, which formed a creater and punched a hole on the Confederate lines. The subsequent failed Union assault including a sizeable number of U.S. Colored Troops. This talk was part of the annual summer conference hosted by the Gettysburg College Civil War Institute. close

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  • Peter S. Carmichael Director Gettysburg College->Civil War Institute
  • A. Wilson Greene Executive Director (Former) Pamplin Historical Park and National Museum of the Civil War Soldier
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Battle of the Crater

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Program ID:
447006-5
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Jun 23, 2018 | 3:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Oct 27, 2018 | 6:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Jun 23, 2018 | 3:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 27, 2018 | 6:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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