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The Crater: Burnside's Assault on the Confederate Trenches: June 30, 1864

by Cannan, John
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Retail Price: $17.50
Issue: Summer 2003
ISBN: 0306811529

A unique and memorable episode in the Petersburg siege, the Crater is a classic example of solid planning poorly executed. The Union lost an entire division while the Confederates had little trouble restoring the breach caused by the explosion. Cannan's study of this episode is part of the Battleground America Series that combines narrative, modern-day photographs, and detailed maps.

review of The Crater: Burnside's Assault on the Confederate Trenches: June 30, 1864, by Cannan, John, Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2003).