Siege of Petersburg

   

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Links to posts of the actual articles Volume 4 of Battles and Leaders of the Civil War which are relevant to the Siege of Petersburg are listed immediately below.  Look for these articles to gradually appear at Beyond the Crater.

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Editor’s Note: The index on this page lists out the contents of Volume 4 of Battles and Leaders of the Civil War which are relevant to the Siege of Petersburg.

Operations South of the James River I.: First Attempts to Capture Petersburg
by General August V. Kautz

Operations South of the James River II.: Repelling the First Assault on Petersburg
by General R. E. Colston

Four Days of Battle at Petersburg
by General G. T. Beauregard

The Battle of the Petersburg Crater
by Major William H. Powell

In the Crater
by Major Charles H. Houghton

The Colored Troops at Petersburg
by General Henry Goddard Thomas

Actions on the Weldon Railroad
by General Orlando B. Willcox

General Grant on the Siege of Petersburg
Extract from Lieutentant General U.S. Grant’s Reports

Gordon’s Attack at Fort Stedman
by George L. Kilmer

The Recapture of Fort Stedman
by General John F. Hartranft

The Opposing Forces at Petersburg and Richmond

Closing Operations in the James River
by Professor James Russell Soley

Five Forks and the Pursuit of Lee
by General Horace Porter

General Warren at Five Forks, and the Court of Inquiry

The Fall of Richmond I.: The Evacuation
by Captain Clement Sulivane

The Fall of Richmond II.: The Occupation
by Thomas Thatcher Graves


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