No campaign of the Civil War equaled the siege of Petersburg,
Virginia. Petersburg was the object of the longest military action ever waged against an American city. More battles were fought
and more lives lost in its defense than over any other, better - known Southern citadels: Richmond, Atlanta, and Vicksburg.
The Civil War Siege
The information on these pages has come from several sources.
The most prominent being:
The Last Citadel
Noah Andre Trudeau
James C. Scott
Edward A. Wyatt, IV
"Those who win the Wars write the History"
Katheryne Boone Hamilton
Below are two additional sites that offer revealing information on the Siege of Petersburg, the Battle of the Crater an beyond.