Tag: petersburg campaign

  • Siege of Petersburg Map: Battlefield America #112: The Petersburg Campaign

    Note: This review originally appeared at The Siege of Petersburg Online: Beyond the Crater last week and is reproduced here. Kissel, Tim. Battlefield America #112: The Petersburg Campaign. Trailhead Graphics (2007). 9 maps. ISBN: 978-1883271107 $9.95 (Fold Out Map). Where can you get easy to read, informative, tear resistant and waterproof battlefield maps?  Trailhead Graphics […]

  • Bryce Suderow Comments on Grant and Meade’s Leadership Early in the Petersburg Campaign

    Many dedicated students of the Civil War, and especially the Petersburg Campaign, are probably familiar with Bryce Suderow.  Bryce did quite a bit of research for Gordon Rhea’s famous series of books on the 1864 Virginia Overland Campaign, and he is the author of Thunder in Arcadia Valley: Price’s Defeat, September 27, 1864 about Sterling […]

  • An AMAZING New Addition to BTC: The Diary of Octave Bruso

    I was very pleasantly surprised on Thursday evening when Tom Bauerle emailed me to ask if I would be interested in some materials on the Petersburg Campaign in his possession. I eagerly agreed when I learned Tom had purchased his great great grandfather’s diary in an auction and transcribed the entire thing! Tom’s great great […]

  • Review: Confederate Alamo by John Fox

    The Confederate Alamo: Bloodbath at Petersburg’s Fort Gregg on April 2, 1865 John Fox III, Angle Valley Press 2010, ISBN: 978-0-9711950-0-4 Price: $34.95 In his new book The Confederate Alamo John Fox takes a look at one of the least-known but most important battles of the Petersburg campaign—the defense of Fort Gregg and its associated […]

  • Finding Fort Owen

    Believe it or not there are still “lost” Civil War forts that occasionally come to light. One such was Fort Owen, which played a brief but pivotal role in the events of April 2, 1865 at Petersburg. Named after Louisiana artillery officer Col. William Miller Owen, the fort had a short life, being constructed in […]

  • G. K. Warren’s Downfall: How the Battles of Quaker Road and White Oak Road Cost Warren His Job

    Editor’s Note: This blog entry was originally published earlier today at Beyond the Crater: The Petersburg Campaign Online and has been crossposted at TOCWOC – A Civil War Blog. I recently posted an American Civil War miniatures wargaming scenario on the Battle of Quaker Road from the Charge! wargaming newsletter as well as Gettysburg hero […]

  • Petersburg Campaign Related Books from My Google Books Library

    Editor’s Note: Portions of this post originally appeared at Beyond the Crater: The Petersburg Campaign Online.  Some additional introductory material has been included here. Google Books has the potential to be a Civil War buff’s friend, at least when Google is not trying to post too much information from books still under copyright anyway.  There […]