Today in History–April 2–the Library of Congress features the attack of Confederate lines at Petersburg, Virginia on this day in 1865. Led by U.S. General Ulysses S. Grant, the battle lasted less than a day and helped hasten the capture of Richmond about a month later. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more primary sources about Petersburg, Virginia. Remember, LOC.gov offers thousands of Civil War primary sources and teaching resources.
Today in History: Grant’s Army Attacks Confederate Lines at Petersburg
April 2, 2013 by Leave a Comment