Here is General Ulysses S. Grant (center of bench beside tree) on eve of Siege of Petersburg VA, which escalated this month 1864.

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“Civil War General & President Ulysses Grant born today (between trees) 150 years ago next month:

21 year old Alberta Martin married 81 year WIlliam Martin in 1921 and survived until 2004 making her the last surviving widow of a civil war veteran. She "had already been widowed with a son when she met William Martin, also a widower who had served with the 4th Alabama Infantry Regiment during the siege of Petersburg in 1864-65 and had a 50$-a-month pension. The two lived on the same road in Opp, Alabama and soon a marriage of convenience was born."

21 year old Alberta Martin married 81 year WIlliam Martin in 1921 and survived until 2004 making her the last surviving widow of a civil war veteran.

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Siege of Petersburg Date June 1864 – March 1865 Location Petersburg, Virginia Victor Union victory Contenders United Sta

Everything you need to know about the Siege of Petersburg in 250 words or less.

The Siege of Petersburg

Learn more about the Petersburg Campaign. Our 10 Facts are designed to help expand your knowledge and appreciation for this 9 and a half month Civil War campaign around the strategic town of Petersburg, Virginia.

One of the leaders of the Union Irish Brigade, Colonel Patrick Kelly was killed June 14th 1864 while at the head of his men at the Siege of Petersburg.

One of the leaders of the Union Irish Brigade, Colonel Patrick Kelly was killed June 1864 while at the head of his men at the Siege of Petersburg.

April 3, 1865. Petersburg, Virginia. "Dead Confederate soldiers in trench beyond a section of chevaux-de-frise." Wet plate glass negative.

The siege of Petersburg, June 1865 Dead Confederate soldier, in trench beyond a section of chevaux-de-frise.

"Mahone's Counterattack - Battle of the Crater, during the siege of Petersburg, July 30, 1864"

Mahone's Counterattack" Battle of the Crater , during the siege of Petersburg, July This depicts the fighting just out the the crater proper , in the surrounding entrenchments.

“Petersburg, Virginia. Federal Soldiers Removing Artillery From Confederate Fortifications April 1865” The Siege of Petersburg: The Longest Military Event of the Civil War Nine and a half months,...

Federal Soldiers Removing Artillery From Confederate Fortifications April The Siege of Petersburg: The Longest Military Event of the Civil War Nine and a half months, casualties, the suffering of civilians,.

Confederate General John Gregg died October 7th 1864 during the Siege of Petersburg.

Confederate General John Gregg died October 1864 during the Siege of Petersburg. John Gregg was born September 1828 in Lawrencev.

The Siege of St. Petersburg (The Leningrad Blockade) was one of the most brutal acts in WWII--Germans & Finns choked off the city for over 800 days--many starved and froze to death--survivors resorted to desperate measures for warmth and food. This seems to be a background event in WWII, but it was one of the most destructive, strategic, complicated, and lethal blockades in history and many people don't know about it. I learned of it reading City of Thieves by Davi Benioff.

Soviet ski troops by the Hermitage Museum during the Siege of Leningrad.

Never knew about this before....Gen. J.C. Robinson and other locomotives of the U.S. Military Railroad. From views of the main Eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865.  City Point, Virginia, circa 1865

Never knew about this before. Robinson and other locomotives of the U. From views of the main Eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June City Point, Virginia, circa 1865

Union engineers at the siege of Petersburg, August 1864.

Union engineers at the siege of Petersburg, August 1864.

Monument to Gracie's Salient on the Petersburg National Battlefield, Petersburg, Virginia. The inscription on the monument reads, "This salient, named for Brig.-Genl. Archibald Gracie of Alabama, faced the Federal forts Stedman and Haskell and was successfully held by the Confederates during the entire Siege of Petersburg."

Monument to Gracie's Salient on the Petersburg National Battlefield, Petersburg, Virginia. The inscription on the monument reads, "This salient, named for Brig.-Genl. Archibald Gracie of Alabama, faced the Federal forts Stedman and Haskell and was successfully held by the Confederates during the entire Siege of Petersburg."

The Petersburg, Virginia, courthouse in 1865. From photographs of the main Eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865. Glass plate negative, right half of stereograph pair. Photographer unknown.

Petersburg, Virginia - courthouse in From photographs of the main Eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June Glass plate negative, right half of stereograph pair.

siege of petersburg images | Civil War Battle of Petersburg Map

Map of the city of Petersburg, Va. : from Lynch's map : with the confederate & federal lines on the east / Inset map from: Thirty five miles around Richmond, Va. This item is in the Map Collection of the Library of Virginia;

Soldiers surround a bombproof shelter during the siege of Petersburg, 1864. Photo via Library of Congress.

Soldiers surround a bombproof shelter during the siege of Petersburg, 1864. Photo via Library of Congress.

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