Created by Tom Horn on 8 Dec 2009, Last Update on 23 Jul 2010

The Crater - 30 Jul 1864

This may have been Grant's best chance to end the Siege of Petersburg. Instead, after the disastrous assault, the soldiers settled in for another eight months of trench warfare. Burnside was relieved of command for his role in the debacle.

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Tags : Virginia,Land,Combat

2011-05-31 10:19:20 PMBurnside was certainly responsible for a failure to adapt to the worsening situation on the front, but much of the blame can be laid with General Meade and his last minute changes to the line of battle.

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