The Petersburg Campaign: The Eastern Front Battles, June - August 1864, Volume 1

Edwin C. Bearss with Bryce A. Suderow
November 2011

The wide-ranging and largely misunderstood series of operations around Petersburg, Virginia, were the longest and most extensive of the entire Civil War. The fighting that began in early June 1864 when advance elements from the Union Army of the Potomac crossed the James River and botched a series of attacks against a thinly defended city would not end for nine long months.