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The Siege of Petersburg and Appomattox Retreat
 
Grant

Grant and Lee battle desparately for control over the small city of Petersburg - the vital railway hub for the confederate capital - Richmond. Grant repeatedly attempts to encircle the city and, after nine months of bloodshed he completes the encirclement. Lee's starving army tries to escape, heading west toward Appomattox Court House where they are finally surrounded and forced to surrender.

Includes animations of the battles of: Five Forks, Sayler's Creek, The Crater, Fort Stedham, Jerusalem Plank Road, Globe Tavern, Reams Station, Hatcher's Run and more.

See the Flash animation for more.

Lee
     
 
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Animation
Sheridan
 
Mahone
 
Sources
 
   "The Last Citadel: Petersburg, Virginia, June 1864-April 1865" by Noah Andre Trudeau, "A Stillness at Appomattox (Army of the Potomac, Vol. 3) ", by Bruce Catton  
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