Tag: july 28 1864

  • Civil War Book Acquisitions, November 2014, Part 3

    The Chickamauga Campaign:A Mad Irregular Battle: From the Crossing of the Tennessee River Through the Second Day, August 22-September 19, 1863 by David A. Powell Savas Beatie Format: Hardcover, 696 pages Price: $37.50 ISBN: 978-1-61121-174-0 eBook: 978-1-61121-175-7 On Sale: November 2014 26 maps, 40 images TOCWOC’s Take: Even with all of the excellent Petersburg Campaign […]

  • First Battle of Deep Bottom – Conclusion

    Conclusion and Assessment The Union bridgehead was removed during the overnight of July 28-29. Grant , searching for some justification for the miserable performance, noted that they had drawn five Confederate divisions north of the river. It made no difference as the mine explosion led to nothing but a bloody fiasco. The promise of operations […]

  • First Battle of Deep Bottom – Part VI

    July 28th On the morning of the 28th the situation remained unchanged. The Federal line extended along the Long Bridge Road with Hancock’s II Corps on the left and Sheridan’s cavalry on the right. The troopers had experienced only a short little skirmish with the 10th and 50th Georgia the previous day and were itching […]

  • The First Battle of Deep Bottom: July 27-29, 1864, 148 Years Ago Today

    Many students of the Civil War know about the famous Battle of the Crater, which occurred on July 30, 1864.  Very few have heard of the First Battle of Deep Bottom, a prequel of sorts to the Crater.  Fought from July 27-29, 1864, the First Deep Bottom operation was designed to lure Confederate troops north […]