Battle of Petersburg

American Civil War: Atlanta Campaign

Historical Events


BattleBattle of Interest

1864-06-15 Battle of Petersburg begins as General Ulysses S. Grant assaults the Confederate line at the important Southern rail center of Petersburg

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant
  • 1864-06-18 Battle of Petersburg: Ulysses S. Grant ends four days of assaults and begins a nine month siege
  • 1864-06-25 Battle of Petersburg: Union forces begin digging tunnels under Confederate lines
  • 1864-07-30 Battle of Petersburg: General Burnsides fails in an attack on Petersburg in the Battle of the Crater
  • 1864-08-18 Battle of Petersburg: Battle of Weldon Railroad day 1 of a 3 day battle
  • 1864-08-25 Battle of Petersburg: Battle of Ream's Station
  • 1865-03-25 Battle of Petersburg: In an unsuccessful counter attack, Confederate forces attack Fort Stedman
  • 1865-04-02 Battle of Petersburg ends as the Army of Northern Virginia is forced to retreat under heavy fire from a general Union offensive