Battle of Petersburg
Location: Petersburg, VA
Dates: June 1864 - March 1865
Ulysses S. Grant
, Lieutenant General
Robert E. Lee
In June, 1864, Lieutenant General,
Ulysses S. Grant's, Army of the
Potomac, was slugging it out with
Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.
Starting on May 5, at the Battle of the Wilderness, Grant and Lee's armies
met in vicious, continuous battles. Grant continued to try to move
around Lee's right flank, in May, with battles at Spotsylvania Court House
(May 8 - 21), the North Anna River (May 23 - 26) and Cold Harbor (May 31 -
June 12). Lee, moving on a shorter line, was able to continually get
ahead of Grant.....
Union guns at Fort Stedman.
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