Blue Ridge PBS's Civil War Series
Hosted by Dr. James I. Robertson
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Episode Seven - Petersburg: Graveyard of the Confederacy
In the Spring of 1864 the Union Army's new commander Ulysses S. Grant had Robert E. Lee and his Confederates on the run. The North had suffered incredible losses, but they could afford them. Lee's losses, however, were irreplaceable--and Grant knew it. Grant felt he could bleed the south dry in a matter of months, while Lee hoped to destroy Grant's army in pieces, one corps at a time. They were both wrong. Learn of the ingenuity and bravery at the disastrous Battle of the Crater, and of the long, ten-month siege of the City of Petersburg.
Petersburg is hosted by Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr. and William C. "Jack" Davis Virginia Tech's nationally recognized Civil War authors and historians.