Siege Of Petersburg During The American Civil War

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The Richmond–Petersburg Campaign was a series of battles around Virginia primarily focused on Petersburg, fought from June 9, 1864, to March 25, 1865, during the American Civil War. It was not a classic military siege, in which a city is usually surrounded and all supply lines are not cut off, nor was it strictly limited to actions against Petersburg. The campaign is more popularly known as the Siege of Petersburg. The campaign was nine months of trench warfare in which both the Confederates and Union sustained extreme losses due to the slowness of Civil War military leaders to adapt their combat tactics to the rapid advance of technology in weapons. (Blakefield
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