Siege of Petersburg

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Note: While waiting for these detailed orders of battle, please be sure to check out Bermuda Hundred Campaign, Siege of Petersburg, and Appomattox Campaign orbats from the George Nafziger Civil War order of battle collection.

The Siege of Petersburg Order of Battle area of Beyond the Crater is quite possibly the most ambitious plan for what is an admittedly ambitious project as a whole. The idea is to create a page for every unit, from armies down to company level where necessary, for Butler’s June 9, 1864 offensive against Petersburg and Grant’s nine later attempts to take the city. Unit pages will display items such as leader names and images, unit strengths and armament, links to where the units are mentioned throughout Beyond the Crater, and links to both parent and child units. This should allow readers and researchers to quickly and easily find units they are interested in on pages which serve as starting points for further information on the units all across this Siege of Petersburg site.

As of April 2010 the entire order of battle for Grant’s First Offensive (i.e. the June 15-18, 1864 Battle of Petersburg) is live down to the division level. The rest of the process becomes much more time consuming, and I make no guarantees as to when even this First offensive OOB will be complete to the regimental level. I can guarantee you slow and steady progress, however.


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