Tag: battle of the crater
Can YOU Identify This Signature?
Another historical mystery found its way into my little corner of Civil War cyberspace recently. Gary Skinner sent along a beautifully preserved letter recently for use on my Siege of Petersburg site. The letter, written on August 4, 1864 and describing the Battle of the Crater, is a lengthy one. The mystery concerns exactly WHO […]
John Foskett Reviews The Petersburg Campaign, Volume 1 at Civil War News
Fellow Civil War enthusiast John Foskett is a book reviewer for Civil War News and someone who has graciously granted me permission to post transcriptions of his ancestor’s diary at The Siege of Petersburg Online, portions of which you will begin seeing soon. John sent me an email letting me know he has a review […]
The Battle of the Crater: 148 Years Ago Today
The Battle of the Crater, arguably the most famous battle of the Siege of Petersburg, occurred on this date 148 years ago, on July 30, 1864. For further information on the battle of the Crater, as well as numerous first person accounts, see my Battle of the Crater page at the Siege of Petersburg Online. […]