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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Savas Beatie (April 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1611211042
  • ISBN-13: 978-1611211047
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #99,893 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Edwin C. Bearss is a world-renowned military historian, author, and tour guide known for his work on the American Civil War and World War II. He discovered and helped raise the Union warship USS Cairo, which is on display at Vicksburg National Military Park. Bryce A. Suderow is a Civil War writer and researcher living in Washington, D.C. He has published many articles in a number of Civil War periodicals and is recognised as one of the finest archival researchers working today.

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An Interview with author Edwin C. Bearss Q. Thanks for talking with us today, Mr. Bearss.
T. P. S.
The battles studied in this volume show how the slow decline of the Confederate army not only destroyed their numbers but brought down morale as well.
Matthew Bartlett
I just had to give this book a 5 star rating because of how thorough it covered this bloody campaign.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By T. P. S. on April 11, 2014
Format: Hardcover
An Interview with author Edwin C. Bearss

Q. Thanks for talking with us today, Mr. Bearss. Let me begin by asking you what inspired you to write a book about the Petersburg Campaign?

ECB: Yes, well we will have to go back a few years to understand the background of how all this came about. The text was written almost 50 years ago in 1958 with the approach of the Civil War Centennial, and I was involved in the preparation for its 50th anniversary. The members of the National Park Service had enjoyed considerable development and expansion during the emergency period of 1933-1942. The emergency conservation program, in which the CCC was acquired, was terminated June 30, 1942 because of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The National Park Service changed drastically with the crisis of World War II. The Park Service had 160 areas under its control, but little attention was given to the park infrastructure. In 1955, the Park Service succeeded in getting the executive department and President Eisenhower interested in Mission 66, a ten-year program to develop the parks, road networks, visitor centers, and trail systems. The Park Service embarked on Mission 66 and a decision was made by the National Park Service and the Civil War Centennial Commission that the Park Service would be treated as a priority in order to preserve the areas established in connection with the Civil War.

Q. And Petersburg was part of that?

ECB: Yes. The Petersburg National Battlefield would elevate its standing by adding a visitor center, new interpretive road systems, and historical walkers. To achieve the Park Service goal, I was assumed a position of Research Historian.

Q. So part of your responsibility was to write about this Campaign?

ECB: Not initially.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Bartlett on May 2, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Every once and a while, a work comes out about a campaign that redefines how we think about certain battles and how we study these events. With the Petersburg Campaign Volume II, the chronicle of battles from the campaign comes to a finish and the excellence put forth in Volume I continues in Volume II.

Edwin Bearss is one of the most respected Civil War historians of our age and got his start at the Vicksburg National Military Park. From there, he has stretched himself all around the Civil War world as an authority on the campaigns and the people. A Marine who has served in World War II, he was severely wounded in the Pacific. From 1981 to 1994, he served as Chief Historian to the National Park Service and has authored many works and was pivotal to raising the USS Cairo. Bryce Suderow is a Civil War writer and researcher and has published many articles and is considered one of the finest archivists in the country. If it were not for Suderow, this work might never have come to light.

The battles studied in this volume show how the slow decline of the Confederate army not only destroyed their numbers but brought down morale as well. Bearss mentions the importance of the campaign because the excessive number of engagements not only makes it one of the longest sieges in American history, but one of the most violent. But one thing noticeable in the work, both in Volumes I and II, is the politicking going on in the Union army compared to that in the Confederate army. There seemed to be more to step around in the Union army while the Confederate army held a high regard for each other. Once again, as in Volume I, Bearss narrative is sometimes interrupted or introduced by Suderow which is a positive thing for the reader.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MaGoo on May 12, 2014
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Hard to keep track of all of the troop movements and what officers belonged to which side. The book was interesting as I had visited the areas discussed-especially around FarmVille.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth on May 26, 2014
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Excellent book. I advise any American Civil War buff to purchase both vol. I and vol. II. Excellent detailed description of troop movements at the division and brigade levels, and combat movements down to the regimental level. The author does an excellent job of bringing the Petersburg campaign to life.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Caruso on April 5, 2014
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This is written for both novice and experienced civil war student. The maps are very well done and clear. This is a more complex series of engagements and are handled well.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By James W. Durney TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 4, 2014
Format: Hardcover
The Petersburg Campaign is largely an unknown area outside of the Crater
Some readers of history could add Fort Steadman and Five Forks to the list but most cannot name many of these battles.
This volume completes the history of the battles that form the siege, looking at the battles fought to cut the AoNV’s lines of supply and communication to the south.
Peebles’ Farm, Burgess Mill and Hatcher’s Run are not instantly recognizable names today.
Yet each is an important step on the road to Appomattox.
Coupled with Fort Stedman, the Five Forks Campaign and the VI Corps breakout builds a picture of two armies.
The Army of Northern Virginia comprised of long-term combat veterans fights with diminishing hope and the desperation of a cornered animal.
The Army of the Potomac’s veteran regiments are shells of their former selves and new regiments often have an excess of bounty men and draftees with questionable training.
Written by the premier Civil War historian of our time and carefully edited this detailed account conveys the action as an unfolding drama.
Without George Skoch’s excellent maps, we would be hopelessly lost.
His maps are clear, easy to follow, very useful and placed where they are needed.
The list of maps covers three pages in the Table of Contents.
This is a Savas Beatie product, ensuring a fine physical book that is a pleasure to hold.
If you have volume I, you know what to expect and need volume II.
If you don’t have volume I, order them both to save on S&H.
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