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Author Hess, Earl J.
Title In the trenches at Petersburg : field fortifications & Confederate defeat / Earl J. Hess.
Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009.


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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 403 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Civil War America
Civil War America (Series)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Subject Fortification -- Virginia -- Petersburg -- History.
Fortification, Field -- History -- 19th century.
Confederate States of America -- Defenses -- History.
Petersburg (Va.) -- History -- Siege, 1864-1865.
United States -- Defenses -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Trench warfare.
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Trench warfare.
United States
United States -- Confederate States of America
Virginia -- Petersburg
American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865) fast (OCoLC)fst01351658
Siege of Petersburg (Petersburg, Virginia : 1864-1865) fast (OCoLC)fst01354895
1800 - 1899
Genre History
Electronic books.
Summary Hess recounts the strategic and tactical operations around Petersburg during the last ten months of the Civil War. He covers all aspects of the Petersburg campaign, from important engagements that punctuated the siege to mining and countermining operations, the fashioning of wire entanglements and the laying of torpedo fields to impede attacks, and the construction of underground shelters to protect the men manning the works. The book humanises the experience of the soldiers working in the fortifications and reveals the human cost of trench warfare in the waning days of the struggle.
Other Title Print version: Hess, Earl J. In the trenches at Petersburg. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009