Tag: battle of the crater

  • The Battle of the Crater at the Siege of Petersburg Online

    Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared earlier today at The Siege of Petersburg Online: Beyond the Crater. By far the most famous and awe-inspiring battle of the Siege of Petersburg, the Battle of the Crater, occurred 147 years ago today.  The Battle of the Crater featured the longest tunnel dug in siege operations in the […]

  • Civil War Book Review: Into the Crater: The Mine Attack at Petersburg

    Editor’s Note: This Civil War book review originally appeared at The Siege of Petersburg Online: Beyond the Crater earlier today. Hess, Earl J. Into the Crater: The Mine Attack at Petersburg. The University of South Carolina Press (September 30, 2010). 352 pp., 45 illustrations, maps, order of battle, notes, bibliography, index. ISBN: 978-1-57003-922-5 $44.95 (Cloth). […]

  • Two New Maps on the Crater and Jerusalem Plank Road by Petersburg Campaign Author John E. Horn

    Editor’s Note: This post is also crossposted at Beyond the Crater: The Petersburg Campaign Online. One of the goals of my Petersburg Campaign project at Beyond the Crater is to go beyond the public domain maps freely available to everyone when and where I can. One way to do this is to contact authors and […]

  • August 2008 Book Notes

    Those that can’t write, Review! August 2008 James Durney *************************************************************** Book News Reviewed on Amazon are two books that we have been waiting for: MAJOR GENERAL ROBERT E RODES OF THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA: A Biography by Darrell L Collins and ONE CONTINUOUS FIGHT: The Retreat from Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee’s Army […]

  • Digging Up The Crater

    I’ve been watching parts of “Digging Up The Trenches” on the Military Channel tonight. One segment deals with the Battle of Messines (7 June, 1917) in Flanders which has some very obvious parallels to the Battle of the Crater fought near Petersburg almost exactly 53 years before. The objective in the Flanders battle was Messines […]

  • The Battle of the Crater, July 30, 1864

    In the past month and a half, I’ve marked the anniversaries of important battles during the Petersburg Campaign (and I apologize for missing the Wilson-Kautz Raid and First Deep Bottom). When Petersburg does manage to get mentioned, arguably the most “popular” battle (you have to include Five Forks as well) is the Crater, fought on […]