The “In the Review Queue” series provides TOCWOC – A Civil War Blog readers with a brief look at books Brett Schulte is planning to review here on the blog. These will be very similar to Drew Wagenhoffer’s “Booknotes” series at Civil War Books and Authors.
Petersburg 1864-65: The longest siege is the second of what I hope will be many Osprey Civil War books to be reviewed here on TOCWOC – A Civil War Blog. I own quite a few of these volumes already. Brandy Station 1863 also recently made an appearance in the In “In the Review Queue” series. In glancing through this one briefly, I noticed that it had a nice map of Mahone’s attack on the Union II Corps at the Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road. This absolutely floored me since I had never seen a good one before. There are always limits to the amount of information Osprey can fit into a 96 page entry in the Campaign series, so I only expected the usual maps of the Crater and Five Forks which always seem to dominate books looking at the entire campaign. In my opinion, the book is worth it for that one map alone. My interest in Petersburg and the brevity of the book makes it lokely you will be reading a review of this one sooner rather than later.
Check out some more information on the book at Osprey’s web site:
Campaign 208Author: Ron FieldIllustrator: Peter DennisAbout this bookContents
- Origins of the campaign
- Opposing commanders
- Opposing armies
- Orders of battle
- Opposing Plans
- The campaign and siege
- The battles
- The battlefield today
- Further reading
- IndexPaperback; May 2009; 96 pages; ISBN: 9781846033551
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