Your Comments On...

At Petersburg, The Storm Before the Calm

In the last desperate days of the Civil War, the Confederate army limped across Virginia like an injured animal. At the industrial city of Petersburg, the soldiers dug in and made a stand for close to a year against Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's relentless siege. The fighting here was every bit as intense...
 - 

By John M. Thompson

 
Comments
© 2009 The Washington Post Company