American Civil War engagement near Richmond, Virginia, 1–12 June 1864, in which the Confederate army under Robert E Lee repulsed Union attacks under Ulysses S Grant, inflicting heavy casualties and forcing Grant to adopt a siege of Petersburg.
The Union army sustained 8,000 casualties in the first two hours of battle on 3 June alone and lost over 12,500 in the period 1–12 June against Confederate losses of fewer than 3,000. This engagement, one of the final Confederate victories of the war, demonstrated their tenacity and kept Grant's army largely stationary until April 1865.
Former town in Virginia, USA, scene of the surrender on 9 April 1865 of the Confederate army under Robert E Lee to the Union army under Ulysses S Gra
(1864–65) Series of military operations in southern Virginia at the end of the American Civil War. The rail centre of Petersburg, Va., was a strate
In the American Civil War, Union capture of Petersburg after a prolonged siege from June 1864 to March 1865. Lying south of Richmond, Virginia, Peter