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The Petersburg, Virginia, courthouse in 1865. From photographs of the main Eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865. Glass plate negative, right half of stereograph pair. Photographer unknown.

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Here is General Ulysses S. Grant (center of bench beside tree) on eve of Siege of Petersburg VA, which escalated this month 1864. Photo by Timothy H. O'Sullivan.


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City Point, Virginia View of waterfront with Federal supply boats.


"Brady's Photo Unit: In late 1864, Brady's photographers captured images of one of the final campaigns of the war, the prolonged siege of Petersburg, Virginia. (Photo Credit: Library of Congress)."


Union soldiers at captured Confederate encampment during the siege of Petersburg, June 1864. Timothy O'Sullivan


Petersburg, Virginia Sutlers tent, 2d Division, 9th Corps. It was taken in 1864. The picture shows the main eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865.

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Petersburg National Battlefield Park

Petersburg National Battlefield Park: The Siege of Petersburg: The Longest Military Event of the Civil War


Bomb-Proof Shelter in Front of Petersburg. Washington, D.C. ~ “The nine-month siege of Petersburg, which is the longest siege in the history of American warfare and involved nearly 150,000 soldiers in both Union and Confederate armies, saw some of the most sustained fighting and extensive building of fortifications of the Civil War.