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Saving History Saturday: Preserving Two Battlefields near Two Historic Taverns

News adapted from the American Battlefield Trust’s website There is a special opportunity to save three tracts of land—141 acres of irreplaceable battlefield land that was once the site of both an American Revolutionary War standoff and a Civil War … Continue reading

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A Shift in Strategy: Battle of Globe Tavern

Since June 15, 1864 the Union army under Major General George Meade and Lieutenant General Ulysses Grant hammered the Confederate defenses around Petersburg. From limited success along the eastern front June 15-18, then a thwarted attack on the Confederate supply … Continue reading

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The Siege of Petersburg: “Your Delay Has Been Fatal…”–The First Battle of Weldon Railroad

As the dust settled from Federal Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s opening assaults against Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard’s forces in Petersburg, he began to plan out his approach to reducing Petersburg by cutting off its supply routes. Grant had stolen … Continue reading

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