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Richmond Redeemed: The Siege at Petersburg Richard J Sommers Richmond Redeemed The Siege At Petersburg Pioneered The Study Of The Civil War Fighting Around Petersburg This Award Winning Volume Conveyed An Epic Narrative Of Crucial Military Operations In Early Autumn 1864 Which Had Gone Unrecognized For Than 100 Years.


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10 thoughts on “Richmond Redeemed: The Siege at Petersburg

  1. says:

    Richmond Redeemed The Siege at Petersburg is an astonishing work of scholarship The author, Richard Sommers, earned a Ph D at Rice University under noted historian Frank Vandiver He went on to 35 years as Senior Historian of the U.S Army Heritage and Education Center at Carlisle Barracks and as a professor at the U.S Army War College I have been a reader of military histories for over 50 years and Dr Sommers book is, perhaps, the most thorough and in depth history of a battle I ve read If you are interested in a window on a key phase of Grant s operations, including the Union attack on Chaffin s Bluff and the Battle of Peebles s Farm also known as Poplar Springs Church , you could not do better than to start here Expanding on his efforts, Dr Sommers wrote in the book s preface it is based upon research among thousands of sources in over 100 manuscript repositories and libraries from Maine to California and from Minnesota to Florida Some 1,234 of these sources, representing material actually used, are entered in the bibliography Within that list, 71 per cent of the entries are unpublished sources The 1981 Doubleday hardback edition contains 449 pages of text with a...


  2. says:

    In Richmond Redeemed The Siege at Petersburg, Richard J Sommers meticulously recounts Union General Ulysses S Grant s Fifth Offensive September 29 October 2, 1864 , primarily the Battles of Chaffin s Bluff Fort Harrison and Poplar Spring Church Peebles Farm , against the Confederate defenses around Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia Originally published in 1981, the sesquicentennial edition contains new research, new writing, and new thinking with perspectives and insights gathered from the author s 33 years of teaching at the Army War College and conversations with fellow Civil War scholars and enthusiasts.The Union attack north of the James River at Chaffin s Bluff in the fall of 1864 broke through Richmond s defenses and gave Federals their greatest opportunity to capture the Confederate capital Meanwhile, fighting outside Petersburg at Poplar Spring Church so threatened Southern supply lines that Confederate General Robert E Lee considered abandoning his Petersburg rail center six months before actually doing so Y...


  3. says:

    Sommers is known for his research, but his writing style is painful to endure, hence the low rating.


  4. says:

    77 pages of footnotes, Appendix A and B plus their footnotes add 70 and the 37 pages of Biblography have increased my To Read list Not a quick read but one I m glad I ve encountered.


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