Vermont Brigade at the Petersburg Breakthrough

April 2, 2019 marked the 154th anniversary of the last day of fighting around Petersburg, Virginia. My research has largely focused on the breakthrough assault by the Sixth Corps southwest of the city during the early morning. I have devoted a number of articles on this blog to that combat, but, despite tinkering with my own graphic design skills, had yet to give it a highly detailed map of which I was proud. Please enhance your reading of the articles posted below with this revised map showing the spearhead of the most consequential attack of the American Civil War.

Vermont Brigade at the Petersburg Breakthrough (map by Edward Alexander)

Petersburg Breakthrough articles:

Breakthrough at Petersburg: First Man Over the Works

Postscript to the Charlie Gould Story

The Superhuman Henry Recor at the Petersburg Breakthrough

Bittersweet Appomattox

Stolen Pie, but a Bigger Prize for Sergeant Young at Petersburg

Dinner with Charles Gould and Horatio Wright

One Medal of Honor Too Many at the Breakthrough

“A Mosquito Fighting an Elephant”: A Carolinian’s Recollection of the Breakthrough

Breakthrough at Petersburg: “April Fool, Johnnies!”

Great Grandpa Scaled These Walls

Honoring Petersburg’s Fallen: Memorial Day 2014 at Pamplin Historical Park

Palmetto Sentinels

“Life Given, Not Lost”: Captain Morey’s Final Charge—Part One

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