Ending The War: Soldiers of the Breakthrough

ECW author Edward Alexander has written many posts over the years about the Breakthrough at Petersburg and accounts about individual soldiers’ experiences in that historic moment. We’ve combed through the archives and invite you to “meet” and study the breakthrough and defensive moments with these troops:

Charles Gilbert Gould (Vermont Historical Society)

The Vermont Brigade

Corporal Henry Recor

Captain Charlie Gould

Sergeant Young

Captain John “Bull” Doughty

10th New Jersey Picket

“April Fools, Johnnies!”

Corporal Patrick Henry Riley


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