The Western Front Battles, September 1864 Ė April 1865
Edwin C. Bearss, Bryce A. Suderow
Format: Hardcover, 600 pages
On Sale: March 2014
6x9, 38 b/w photos, 25 maps
View the book's dust jacket.
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. Read More...