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02/04/1865 The Third Battle of Petersburg

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152nd Anniversary of the Third Battle of Petersburg

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The Battle Of Petersburg Summary

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The Petersburg Campaign Fiber Optic Exhibit

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The Battle of Petersburg

In the battle also known as the Breakthrough or Fall of Petersburg, Lieutenant General Ulysses Grant led the Union forces and launched an assault on the Confederate army led by General Robert Lee. Lacking the numbers to match the Union forces, the Confederate army was spread too thin, resulting in their defeat.
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    • Background 

    • Beginning of Appomattox Campaign 

    • Prelude to battle 

    • Battle 

    • Aftermath