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Breastworks Are Good Things to Have on Battlefields: Confederate Engineering Operations and Field Fortifications in the Overland Campaign

Keith S. Bohannon

in Cold Harbor To the Crater: The End of the Overland Campaign

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625331
eISBN:
9781469625355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625331.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Increasingly sophisticated fieldworks became a notable feature of operations in May-July 1864. By the time of the fighting outside Petersburg on June 15-18, many Union soldiers had reached a breaking ... More


Gettysburg-Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill

Harry W. Pfanz

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807821183
eISBN:
9781469602998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869741_pfanz
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In this companion to his earlier book, Gettysburg—The Second Day, the author provides the first definitive account of the fighting between the Army of the Potomac and Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern ... More


Conclusion

Earl J. Hess

in Field Armies & Fortifications in the Civil War: The Eastern Campaigns, 1861-1864

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829318
eISBN:
9781469611778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807829318.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The American Civil War witnessed the intensive use of fortifications by both the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia, from Big Bethel and Charleston to Battery Wagner, Bristoe ... More


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