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Campaign For Petersburg

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In "Campaign For Petersburg" author Richard Wayne Lykes takes readers on a captivating journey through one of the most crucial battles of the Civil War. Lykes expertly weaves together historical facts and personal accounts to bring the Siege of Petersburg to life in vivid detail.

The author's meticulous research is evident throughout the book, as he provides a comprehensive overview of the events leading up to the campaign, the strategies employed by both Union and Confederate forces, and the brutal realities of warfare during this time period.

One of the highlights of the book is Lykes' focus on the experiences of individual soldiers, offering a poignant and highly personal perspective on the devastating toll of the war. The author's ability to humanize the conflict adds a layer of depth and emotion to the narrative, making it a truly engaging read.

Overall, "Campaign For Petersburg" is a well-written and thoroughly researched account of a pivotal moment in American history. Whether you are a history buff or simply looking for a gripping read, this book is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Book Description:
In the American Civil War the Union victory in the ten-month campaign for the city of Petersburg, Virginia , led directly to the surrender of the Confederacy within two weeks. This 1970 National Park Service booklet tells the story of the campaign. It focuses on the meaning of the campaign and the experience of the soldiers of both sides, with a minimum of references to military units. The listener to this recording may want to view the printed booklet for excellent maps and revealing photographs. - Summary by david wales

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