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

Union General and US President Ulysses S. Grant
Union General and US President
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