USS Violet

February 15, 2020 Union Navy

Editor’s Note: Do you have information on this ship’s role at the Siege of Petersburg?  Please contact us using the Contact button in the menu at the top of the screen.  We are happy to exchange information with other researchers. Ship Information (from DANFS)1,2: Name: USS Violet Type: Screw Tug Tonnage: 166 Length: 85’ Beam: […]

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USS Vicksburg

February 14, 2020 Union Navy

Editor’s Note: Do you have information on this ship’s role at the Siege of Petersburg?  Please contact us using the Contact button in the menu at the top of the screen.  We are happy to exchange information with other researchers. Ship Information (from DANFS)1,2: Name: USS Vicksburg Type: Screw Gunboat Tonnage: 886 (930) Length: 185’ […]

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Index to Early American Steamers, Volumes 1-6, by Erik Heyl

February 13, 2020 News and Notes

This is an index I have compiled for Erik Heyl’s reference work Early American Steamers, published in the 1950’s and 1960’s.  Many of vessels listed below saw combat or otherwise participated in the Civil War and the Siege of Petersburg.  I will be working with this list to try to discover civilian vessels which were in […]

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USS Unit

February 13, 2020 Union Navy

Editor’s Note: Do you have information on this ship’s role at the Siege of Petersburg?  Please contact us using the Contact button in the menu at the top of the screen.  We are happy to exchange information with other researchers. Ship Information (from DANFS)1,2: Name: USS Unit Type: Screw Tug Tonnage: 57 (or 56) Length: […]

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Author Interview: Jeanne M. Christie, Author of The Women of City Point, Virginia, 1864-1865

February 13, 2020 News and Notes

Author Dr. Jean Marie Christie, a Professor at Western Connecticut State University, was kind enough to agree to an interview with the Siege of Petersburg Online about her new book, The Women of City Point, Virginia, 1864-1865, published by McFarland (McFarlandBooks.com).   BRETT SCHULTE (BRS): Dr. Christie, thanks for taking the time to (virtually) sit […]

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USS Unadilla

February 12, 2020 Union Navy

Editor’s Note: Do you have information on this ship’s role at the Siege of Petersburg?  Please contact us using the Contact button in the menu at the top of the screen.  We are happy to exchange information with other researchers. Ship Information (from DANFS)1,2: Name: USS Unadilla Type: Gunboat Tonnage: 507 Length: 158’ Beam: 28’ […]

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USS Tristram Shandy

February 11, 2020 Union Navy

Editor’s Note: Do you have information on this ship’s role at the Siege of Petersburg?  Please contact us using the Contact button in the menu at the top of the screen.  We are happy to exchange information with other researchers. Ship Information (from DANFS)1,2: Name: USS Tristram Shandy Type: Sidewheel Gunboat Tonnage: 444 Length: 222’ […]

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The Women of City Point, Virginia, 1864-1865: Stories of Life and Work in the Union Occupation Headquarters by Jeanne M. Christie

February 10, 2020 Other

The Women of City Point, Virginia, 1864-1865: Stories of Life and Work in the Union Occupation Headquarters by Jeanne M. Christie SOPO’s Take: Dr. Jeanne M. Christie, a Professor at Western Connecticut State University, has spent plenty of time at City Point, Virginia, first as a tourist, and later as a dedicated researcher.  Grant’s headquarters […]

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USS St. Lawrence

February 10, 2020 Union Navy

Editor’s Note: Do you have information on this ship’s role at the Siege of Petersburg?  Please contact us using the Contact button in the menu at the top of the screen.  We are happy to exchange information with other researchers. Ship Information (from DANFS)1,2: Name: USS St. Lawrence Type: Frigate Tonnage: 1,726 (or 1708) Length: […]

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USS Spuyten Duyvil

February 9, 2020 Union Navy

Editor’s Note: Do you have information on this ship’s role at the Siege of Petersburg?  Please contact us using the Contact button in the menu at the top of the screen.  We are happy to exchange information with other researchers. Ship Information (from DANFS)1,2: Name: USS Spuyten Duyvil Type: Screw Steamer (Torpedo Boat) Tonnage: 116 […]

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