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 Posted: Thu Jan 15th, 2009 10:27 pm
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Just picked up a book at the local library , and enjoyed it greatly the subject is the Battle of the Crater , one of the greatest Union fiascos of the war. The ill concieved plan to explode a mine under the Confederate line that might have shortened the war if properly exploited, but the Union commanders, from Generals Meade and Burnside down to division level performed horribly , Alan Axelrods gripping new narrative of the battle spares no one from well deserved criticism for the failure. which General Grant described as " the saddest affair I have witnessed in the war".



 Posted: Tue Jan 20th, 2009 08:54 pm
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:DI recieved the book for Christmas last year. A very good read. would recommend to anyone who wants to better understand the war at Petersburg. I thought the miners were very ingenious in their tunneling and ventalation methods.
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 Posted: Wed Jan 21st, 2009 11:50 pm
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I need to pick that one up..well I don't really NEED to but it does sound good. That area(the crater)is one of my favorite places at Petersburg battlefield.



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