Blue & Gray Magazine, Vol. XXIII, No. 5 (2007): Weldon Railroad(or Globe Tavern), August 18-19 & 21, 1864 AND Second Reams’ Station, August 25, 1864
by Chris Calkins and Bruce M. Venter
BTC’s Take: Chris Calkins takes on the Battle of Globe Tavern and Bruce Venter tackles Second Reams Station in this two for one issue of Blue & Gray. The battles make sense as a pair because they both stemmed from Grant’s efforts to reach, hold, and destroy a significant section of the Weldon Railroad, one of Lee’s vital supply lines. A driving tour typical of B&G issues accompanies the battle text. Ten maps and orders of battle round out the issue.
BTC Siege of Petersburg Book Notes:
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After four days of unsuccessful fighting to take Petersburg by direct assault, June 15-18, 1864, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant decided to lay siege upon the city and began such operations by ordering his men to dig in. At this initial point his forces, those of the Army of the Potomac, with portions of the Army of the James, now held a line running east of Petersburg and anchored on both flanks by the Appomattox River on the right and the Jerusalem Plank Road on the left. No more than two days later on the 21st, Grant put his men into action by carrying out his new strategy: cutting Gen. Robert E. Lee’s supply lines into the city. The war for the railroads had begun.
Publisher: Blue & Gray Magazine
Release Date: 2007
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