The Eastern Front Battles, June - August 1864
Edwin C. Bearss, Bryce A. Suderow
Format: Hardcover, 456 pages
On Sale: September 2012
6x9, 23 maps, 51 photos, index, biblio, appendices, d.j.
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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. This important — many would say decisive — fighting is presented by legendary Civil War author Edwin C. Bearss in The Petersburg Campaign: The Eastern Front Battles, June – August 1864, the first in a ground-breaking two-volume compendium. Read More...