“These forts must have their artillery”: Hunt directs battle handover and transition to maneuver operations at Petersburg

150 years ago, the ninth and final offensive was underway at Petersburg.  Brett Schulte has several posts up on Beyond the Crater discussing the details of this operation – including some excellent map resources.  In particular, one of his posts covered the period from March 24 to 28, in which Federal leaders worked out theContinue reading ““These forts must have their artillery”: Hunt directs battle handover and transition to maneuver operations at Petersburg”

Petersburg 150th Events

Petersburg National Battlefield has posted their 2015 schedule of events.  These include a good number sesquicentennial observances.  Some of those which caught my eye, as specifically timed to 150th events: 150th Anniversary of The Battle of Hatcher’s Run Date: Thursday, February 5, 2015, 3:00 pm Location: Five Forks Contact Station, 9840 Courthouse Road, Dinwiddie, VAContinue reading “Petersburg 150th Events”