The Confederate Alamo: Bloodbath at Petersburg’s Fort Gregg on April 2, 1865 by John J. Fox III

   

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The Confederate Alamo: Bloodbath at Petersburg’s Fort Gregg on April 2, 1865

by John J. Fox III

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The Confederate Alamo: Bloodpath at Petersburg's Fort Gregg on April 2, 1865 by John J. Fox IIIThe only book to specifically cover the battle for Fort Gregg, The Confederate Alamo is a model battle history with excellent maps, an intensive amount of research, and a well-told account of one of the most dramatic last stands in the entire Civil War.  The Confederate defenders of Fort Gregg sold their lives dearly to buy time for Lee’s Confederates to be able to evacuate Petersburg and Richmond that evening.  Had the fort fallen sooner, the war in Virginia might have ended on April 2, 1865 instead of a week later.

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The Confederate Alamo is the first book-length study ever written about the chaotic and bloody Battle of Fort Gregg. By April 2, 1865, General Ulysses S. Grant’s men had tightened their noose around the vital town of Petersburg, Virginia. Trapped on three sides with a river at their back, the soldiers from General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia had never faced such dire circumstances.

To give Lee time to craft an escape, a small motley group of threadbare Southerners made a suicidal last stand at a place called Fort Gregg. Famous Civil War historian Douglas Southall Freeman described this fight as “one of the most dramatic incidents of an overwhelming day.” The venerable Union commander, Major General John Gibbon, observed, “[t]he struggle was one of the most desperate ever witnessed.”

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Hardcover Edition

ISBN: 978-0-9711950-0-4

Publisher: Angle Valley Press

Release Date: April 3, 2010

Pages: 352 pages

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