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    War The battle of Petersburg Virginia was crucial in the minds of both Union and Confederate leaders A leading Civil War historian Bryce A Suderow explains the Union Army s thinking Grant believed that if Union forces could overpower the Confederate lines and crush the Southern stronghold the Southern capital would inevitably fall ending the American Civil War in the Union s Trench Warfare and Artillery at the Crater Date s July 30 1864 Location DINWIDDIE Virginia Tag s Battle of the Crater Civil War Artillery One of the opening battles of the Petersburg Campaign and one that foreshadowed some of the tactics used in the trench warfare of the First World War was the Battle of the Crater on July 30 1864 At this point in the war the armies of Robert E Lee and Ulysses S Grant had settled into trench warfare in the area just to the south of Richmond with the U S Army attempting The Union s Last Resort A Mining Operation Date s June 20 1864 to July 26 1864 Location DINWIDDIE Virginia Tag s Civil War Battle of Petersburg Battle of the Crater Mining Operation Mining Mine Both Union and Confederate leaders knew

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    Last Resort A Mining Operation Date s June 20 1864 to July 26 1864 Location DINWIDDIE Virginia Tag s Civil War Battle of Petersburg Battle of the Crater Mining Operation Mining Mine Both Union and Confederate leaders knew that a decisive battle at Petersburg could mean a decisive battle of the war but it is unlikely that Union leaders would have guessed that their best chance for victory would depend

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    hardships involved in the search for gold and other valuable minerals Separate and Unequal Date s January 1 1940 to January 1 1950 Location Jefferson Alabama Tag s Mining alabama Coal Bessemer Bessemer Alabama In late 1947 Howard E Logan was attempting to get his job back at the Ensley Works in Bessemer Alabama by appealing to bosses and the union workers alike Logan was among the massive numbers of black men employed in Bessemer by the steel and coal industries He had been off for eighteen days with a bad throat received medical treatment by the company doctors and was released to reenter Leading up to the Battle of Petersburg The Mining Operation Date s June 20 1864 to July 26 1864 Location DINWIDDIE Virginia Tag s Mine Mining Battle of the Crater Battle of Petersburg Civil War The battle of Petersburg Virginia was crucial in the minds of both Union and Confederate leaders A leading Civil War historian Bryce A Suderow explains the Union Army s thinking Grant believed that if Union forces could overpower the Confederate lines and crush the Southern stronghold the Southern capital would inevitably fall ending the American Civil War in the Union s

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    A leading Civil War historian Bryce A Suderow explains the Union Army s thinking Grant believed that if Union forces could overpower the Confederate lines and crush the Southern stronghold the Southern capital would inevitably fall ending the American Civil War in the Union s The Union s Last Resort A Mining Operation Date s June 20 1864 to July 26 1864 Location DINWIDDIE Virginia Tag s Civil War Battle

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    Vicksburg where the entirety of Lieutenant General Pemberton s army including Waul s Texas Legion was stationed Two of Waul s companies were sent to Fort Hill to re take the garrison from enemy forces at all costs Thirty five men were chosen from the ranks charging valiantly into direct shell and Minie ball fire for the covert high stakes mission of slipping undetected inside the fort as its weak spot The fort was re taken amidst smoke blood the stench of death and the deafening sound of cannon balls echoing in the near distance and Waul s men earned their colors that day a small price to pay for the death of nearly 500 comrades Col T N Waul was a man with a law degree and Congressional experience who ended up as a colonel because of a defeat in the CSA Congress He resolved from that day forth to never lose again Later that day the men under Col Wrigley the commander of the 2 nd battalion of infantry under Waul discovered a hidden bunch of Union soldiers hiding in a ditch They found a parapet and fired down upon their enemy contributing to the Union death toll of nearly 4 000 The day ended with the drums and fifes cheerily hastening the men back to camp following their beloved colors to deeply mourn the loss of nearly every captain who had been with them earlier that morning Back at camp the rations were steadily declining with Captain William Edgar instructing the troops to eat mule meat and fricasseed cat The ordinary brunches shaves shoe shines and sunrises experienced by the soldiers would be remembered as extraordinary for the simple fact that after the war every ordinary task would be a painful reminder of all the ordinary they

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    South Carolina to fight for the Union army and demonstrate the capabilities of black soldiers The enthusiasm of the troops was matched only by their numbers a full regiment of fresh soldiers In Boston the regiment received a warm send off and the cheering crowds wishing them well were as vast as have Surgeon Matt Turner Writes Letter of Hope and Worry to Home Date s May 27 1863 Location BEDFORD Tennessee Tag s Matt Turner Medicine Health Vicksburg Civil War Assistant surgeon to the 22 nd regiment of Alabama Infantry Matt Turner wrote a letter to his mother on May 27 1863 speaking of his weariness in waiting to hear news from home He served on picket duty for the past three weeks but was now managing the Wither s Division hospital in Shelbyville Tennessee Turner found working at the hospital comfortable although he spoke of the continuous Rebels raid Southern Pennsylvania Date s June 19 1863 Location FULTON Pennsylvania Tag s McConnellsburg Civil War War The majority of the fighting during the Civil War occurred in the South but on some occasions the war came to the northern border state of Pennsylvania In mid June 1863 several weeks before the Battle of Gettysburg Confederate raiders from a force of 8 000 soldiers and guerrillas poured into southern Pennsylvania intent upon destroying Union infrastructure and rustling horses Within several Rachel Cormany Recounts Her Experiences of Gettysburg Campaign Date s June 15 1863 to June 18 1863 Location ADAMS Pennsylvania Tag s War Women Rachel Cormany recorded her experiences of the civil war in her diary of the time that the Gettysburg campaign was taking place She lived in a place close by called Chambersburg On June 15 1863 she wrote how she saw all sorts of wagon trains make

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    the army which were crucial to the Union victory at Vicksburg First Lieutenant Joseph R Reed of the Second Iowa Battery in the Union Army belonged to one of these battery Infantry in the Failed May Attacks on Vicksburg Date s May 22 1863 to May 23 1863 Location Tag s Fifty fifth Illinois William C Porter Union Vicksburg Civil War While the city of Vicksburg eventually fell to Union forces on July 4 1863 giving the Union control of the Mississippi River several failed assaults occurred prior to the successful siege Two of the assaults took place on May 19 and 22 and Vicksburg s defenses held against the Union infantry and artillery forces on both these occasions Infantry forces in the Civil War often engaged in the Entitled 31st Alabama Infantry s Stand at the Railroad Redoubt in Vicksburg Date s May 18 1863 to July 4 1863 Location Tag s Civil War Vicksburg It was a tornado of iron on our left a hurricane of shot on our right we passed through the mouth of hell These are the words of a Union soldier who was part of the 21st Iowa Infantry Regiment that led the federal assault on Confederate fortifications along the Southern Mississippi Railroad in Vicksburg Major George W Mathieson commander of the 31st Alabama Infantry unleashed this hell Entitled Confederate Artillery in Defense of the Mississippi River along Vicksburg Date s May 18 1863 to July 4 1863 Location Tag s Artillery Vicksburg Civil War A citizen of Vicksburg observed that during the siege nothing was spared by the shells the churchs fared especially severly and the reverend clergy had narrow escapes This was brought upon by Ulysses S Grant who had taken control of the entire Mississippi River save the couple miles being

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    comfortable although he spoke of the continuous changing Waul s Texas Legion in the Battle of Vicksburg Date s May 12 1863 to July 4 1863 Location WARREN Mississippi Tag s Vicksburg Civil War Waul s Texas Legion May 22 1863 Colonel T N Waul The morning officially began at 10 00 AM as the war weary men of Waul s Texas Legion lined up shoulder to gray clad shoulder in Vicksburg Mississippi the perfect time for brunch But it would forever remain in the minds of the Confederates as the beginning of a fight for their everything land honor freedom liberty property at the one site most important to hold for any chance of Confederate Entitled Confederate Artillery in Defense of the Mississippi River along Vicksburg Date s May 18 1863 to July 4 1863 Location WARREN Mississippi Tag s Artillery Vicksburg Civil War A citizen of Vicksburg observed that during the siege nothing was spared by the shells the churchs fared especially severly and the reverend clergy had narrow escapes This was brought upon by Ulysses S Grant who had taken control of the entire Mississippi River save the couple miles being guarded by the Confederate troops at Vicksburg Grant launched his attack on Vicksburg on May 18 1863 Infantry in the Failed May Attacks on Vicksburg Date s May 22 1863 to May 23 1863 Location WARREN Mississippi Tag s Fifty fifth Illinois William C Porter Union Vicksburg Civil War While the city of Vicksburg eventually fell to Union forces on July 4 1863 giving the Union control of the Mississippi River several failed assaults occurred prior to the successful siege Two of the assaults took place on May 19 and 22 and Vicksburg s defenses held against the Union infantry and artillery forces on both these

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