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 Posted: Thu Sep 23rd, 2010 02:00 pm
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In fact Dr. George Richards is credited with referring to the Battle of Fort Gregg as another "Alamo." Richards survived the battle and imprisonment at Johnson Island, Ohio and later wrote about Fort Gregg: " In all, there were from two hundred and fifty to three hundred men defending the fort on the morning that was to give to history and America its second Alamo." He was correct because the odds at the 1836 Battle of the Alamo at San Antonio were 1 against 10. The odds at Fort Gregg on April 2, 1865 were 1 Confederate against 13 Federals. Thus the name of the recent book on this battle is The Confederate Alamo: Bloodbath at Petersburg's Fort Gregg on April 2, 1865. This is a remarkable story which is available at Amazon.

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