Here is General Ulysses S. Grant (center of bench beside tree) on eve of Siege of Petersburg VA, which escalated this month 1864.

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Here is General Ulysses S. Grant (center of bench beside tree) on eve of Siege of Petersburg VA, which escalated this month 1864 // Photo by Timothy H.

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legrandcirque: “ The “Dictator” siege mortar used by the Union Army at Petersburg, Virginia, USA, ”

21 year old Alberta Martin married 81 year WIlliam Martin in 1921 and survived until 2004 making her the last surviving widow of a civil war veteran. She "had already been widowed with a son when she met William Martin, also a widower who had served with the 4th Alabama Infantry Regiment during the siege of Petersburg in 1864-65 and had a 50$-a-month pension. The two lived on the same road in Opp, Alabama and soon a marriage of convenience was born."

21 year old Alberta Martin married 81 year WIlliam Martin in 1921 and survived until 2004 making her the last surviving widow of a civil war veteran.

Everything you need to know about the Siege of Petersburg in 250 words or less.

The Siege of Petersburg

Learn more about the Petersburg Campaign. Our 10 Facts are designed to help expand your knowledge and appreciation for this 9 and a half month Civil War campaign around the strategic town of Petersburg, Virginia.

The Petersburg, Virginia, courthouse in 1865. From photographs of the main Eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865. Glass plate negative, right half of stereograph pair. Photographer unknown.

Petersburg, Virginia - courthouse in From photographs of the main Eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June Glass plate negative, right half of stereograph pair.

April 3, 1865. Petersburg, Virginia. "Dead Confederate soldiers in trench beyond a section of chevaux-de-frise." Wet plate glass negative.

The siege of Petersburg, June 1865 Dead Confederate soldier, in trench beyond a section of chevaux-de-frise.

One of the leaders of the Union Irish Brigade, Colonel Patrick Kelly was killed June 14th 1864 while at the head of his men at the Siege of Petersburg.

One of the leaders of the Union Irish Brigade, Colonel Patrick Kelly was killed June 14 th 1864 while at the head of his men at the Siege.

"Mahone's Counterattack - Battle of the Crater, during the siege of Petersburg, July 30, 1864"

Mahone's Counterattack" Battle of the Crater , during the siege of Petersburg, July This depicts the fighting just out the the crater proper , in the surrounding entrenchments.

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Map of the city of Petersburg, Va. : from Lynch's map : with the confederate & federal lines on the east / Inset map from: Thirty five miles around Richmond, Va. This item is in the Map Collection of the Library of Virginia;

A view of the burned district of Richmond, Virginia, and the Capitol across the Canal Basin, in 1865. The city was assaulted by Union forces for more than nine months during the Siege of Petersburg, after which Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's army abandoned the battered city in April, 1865.

43 A view of the burned district of Richmond, Virginia, and the Capitol across the Canal Basin, in The city was assaulted by Union fo.

“Petersburg, Virginia. Federal Soldiers Removing Artillery From Confederate Fortifications April 1865” The Siege of Petersburg: The Longest Military Event of the Civil War Nine and a half months,...

Federal Soldiers Removing Artillery From Confederate Fortifications April The Siege of Petersburg: The Longest Military Event of the Civil War Nine and a half months,. - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on s

The Crater - painting by Tom Lovell. The Battle of the Crater was a battle of the American Civil War, part of the Siege of Petersburg. It took place on July 30, 1864, between the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by General Robert E. Lee and the Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by Major General George G. Meade (under the direct supervision of the general-in-chief, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant).

Battle of the Crater (American Civil War, Petersburg, Virginia, - by the great Tom Lovell for Time/Life

Petersburg, Virginia U.S. Military Telegraph battery wagon, Army of the Potomac headquarters taken in 1864

Petersburg, Virginia U. Military Telegraph battery wagon, Army of the Potomac headquarters taken in 1864

Never knew about this before....Gen. J.C. Robinson and other locomotives of the U.S. Military Railroad. From views of the main Eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865.  City Point, Virginia, circa 1865

Robinson and other locomotives of the U. From views of the main Eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June City Point, Virginia, circa 1865

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