Tag: 1864

  • New 1864 Diary of 148th Pennsylvania Soldier Published

    Editor’s Note: This blog entry was cross-posted at The Siege of Petersburg Online. I recently received a care package from Bill Black, who has been hard at work with Carolee Michener in editing the diary of Ithiel B. Snyder of Co. G, 148th Pennsylvania Infantry.  The 148th belonged to the 4th Brigade, 1st Division, II […]

  • Why Bobby Lee Had More Men (and Lost More Men) Than Anyone Knew in 1864

    The Overland Campaign: War of Attrition? The standard story of the Overland Campaign is this: Grant had at least a 2:1 advantage over Lee in the Overland Campaign (and Early maintains a 3:1 advantage!) Grant could gain ample new recruits, Lee had no manpower reserves to draw on Grant doggedly used these advantages to grind […]

  • Introducing the New Beyond the Crater Store

    Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared yesterday at The Siege of Petersburg Online: Beyond the Crater. I’d like to take a moment to announce the opening of The Siege of Petersburg Online: Beyond the Crater’s brand new online store offering Confederate Inspection Reports and Union Ordnance Returns.  You’ll also notice the new Store menu button […]