In the latest issue of Civil War Monitor magazine, Siege of Petersburg expert A. Wilson Greene reviews Sean Chick’s recent book The Battle of Petersburg, June 15-18, 1864 and offers some interesting observations on what he finds is an uneven study:
The Battle of Petersburg unquestionably contributes to our knowledge of the massive and underappreciated story of the long and arduous fighting around the Cockade City. Chick’s tactical chapters dealing with his primary subject, despite the reservations expressed above, should be mandatory reading for anyone wishing to gain a detailed understanding of how the combat unfolded between June 15 and June 18, 1864. Regrettably, sketchy scholarship, sweeping, unsubstantiated judgments, and factual hiccups leave this book only the second best treatment of its topic.
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