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Richmond Redeemed: The Siege at Petersburg by Richard J. Sommers

RichmondRedeemedTheSiegeAtPetersburgRichardJSommersBook Summary: A few people I know and more than one review have characterized this book as “dry” and “tough to read”. I couldn’t disagree more. I loved this book, which actually only covers Grant’s Fifth Offensive, and which includes the Battles of Poplar Spring Church (Peebles’ Farm), Chaffin’s Bluff (Fort Harrison), and the Darbytown Road, not the entire campaign as the title might indicate. Sommers goes into great tactical and strategic detail, and I could not stop reading this book. The maps are unbelievable, being some of the best I’ve seen and by far the best for a late war set of battles. If you buy only one book on the Campaign, even though it only covers one portion and a middle portion at that, this is the book to get. It was published in 1980, however, and may be very difficult to get. I bought mine used. 670 pp., 22 maps

Hardcover Edition

ISBN: 978-038515626

Publisher: Doubleday

Release Date: 1981

Pages: 670 pages

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