For the Confederate soldiers and citizens of Petersburg behind siege lines, things grow more difficult and food becomes scarce.
Two gory stories from the fighting around Petersburg, 150 years ago this month.
150 years ago, the siege of Petersburg continues, despite the best efforts of the Union General Ulysses S. Grant.
In the early morning hours of July 30th, 1864, a massive explosion rocked the main Confederate trenches outside Petersburg. The blast sent soldiers, horses, artillery, and more hurtling through the air.
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150 years ago this week, a ten-month siege begins just south of Richmond.