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,.
Replica fortifications representing the typical entrenchments built by Confederate and Union troops during the siege of Petersburg. Soldiers would erect a log wall (left) and cover its front with dirt (center) excavated from a ditch (right) dug along the base of the breastworks. Soldiers would bolster their defenses by driving sharpened fence posts or tree limbs into the ground and pointing them toward enemy lines. (Brian Swartz Photo)
The grim reality of the Civil War comes alive in living color: Photoshopping of classic images vividly brings the past to life