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Federal soldiers at Petersburg, August 1864

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By: Matthew H. Wallace

 

Following the disaster at the Crater in the summer of 1864, Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant planned for another offensive late in the following September. Grant ordered Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler to lead an attack... [read more]