TITLE

Petersburg Crater, Virginia

AUTHOR(S)
Slotkin, Richard
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Military History;Mar2010, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p76
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article details the Battle of the Crater held on July 30, 1864 in Petersburg, Virginia. During the battle, the Union Army suffered thousands of casualties and wasted a chance to capture the railroad junction and end the war before Christmas. The article details how Union Army's Major General Ambrose Burnside's assault against the Confederate Army turned into a fiasco after Major General George Meade forbade the use of the colored division as the spearhead and how the battle turned into a massacre and race riot against the African American soldiers.
ACCESSION #
47618297

 

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