Tag: october 7 1864

  • Civil War Book Review: Richmond Must Fall: The Richmond-Petersburg Campaign, October 1864

    Newsome, Hampton. Richmond Must Fall: The Richmond-Petersburg Campaign, October 1864. (The Kent State University Press, 2013). 447 pages, maps, notes, bibliography, index. ISBN: 978-1-60635-132-1 $45.00 (Cloth). Slowly but surely, the Siege of Petersburg’s various offensives are beginning to see the light of day in modern books on the subject.  Hampton Newsome’s new book Richmond Must Fall: […]

  • Preservation Opportunities for the Darbytown Road Battles, October 1864

    For those of you unfamiliar with this story, Charles Bowery is pushing to form an organization to save the greatly endangered Darbytown Road battlefields east of Richmond and south of Richmond International Airport.  Charles grew up on the battlefield on his grandfather’s farm.  Many areas of the battlefield are currently up for sale, as you […]

  • Help Save the Darbytown Road Battlefields Around Richmond

    Eric Wittenberg posted a long and intriguing article about the Battle of Darbytown and New Market Roads on October 7, 1864.  Dr. Charles Bowery, who literally grew up on the battlefield, wrote the article.  He is trying to raise awareness that this battlefield, as well as the land on which the two other Darbytown Road […]