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History and Culture

Civil War Series

The Siege of Petersburg


book cover
Cover: Detail of a period lithograph Battle of the Weldon Railroad drawn by R. Holland. Courtesy of Petersburg National Battlefield.


Thanks to Chris Calkins, James Blankenship Jr., John Davis and Danyelle Nelson at Petersburg National Battlefield.

Published by Eastern National, copyright 1995. All rights reserved.

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Key for photo and illustration identification:
BLBattles and Leaders of the Civil War
LCLibrary of Congress, Washington, DC
NANational Archives, Washington, DC
SCWSoldiers in Our Civil War

Want to Learn More?
The following books are suggested reading for additional insights into the Civil War and its key battles: A. Wilson Greene, The Final Battles of the Petersburg Campaign: Breaking the Backbone of the Rebellion (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2008), Earl J. Hess, Into the Crater: The Mine Attack at Petersburg (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2010), as well as the NPS Historical Handbook #13: Petersburg Battlefields (Washington, DC: National Park Service, 1961).

History and Culture