Siege of Petersburg Timeline (June 9th, 1864 - March 25th, 1865)
The Siege of Petersburg was the final stop before Richmond - the Confederate capital city - for the General Grant and the Union Army.
There are a total of (6)Siege of Petersburg Timeline (June 9th, 1864 - March 25th, 1865) events in the CivilWarTimeline.net database. Entries are listed below by date-of-occurrence ascending (first-to-last). Other leading and trailing events are also included for perspective.
COMMAND(S): Robert E. Lee; P.G.T. BeauregardARMY FORCE(S):
Army of Northern Virginia; Dept. of N.Carolina and Southern Virginia
STRENGTH: 60,000 menCASUALTIES*:
28,000 men (46.7%)
* Includes killed, wounded, and missing.
Day-by-Day Timeline of Events
June 9, 1864
Failing to unseat General Lee's defenders at Petersburg, Virginia, Union General Grant enacts a siege of the city. The siege will last (officially) until March 25th, 1865 and result in a Union victory.
June 14, 1864
Petersburg, Virginia is in the crosshairs of General Grant. His forces cross the James River en route to the town.
July 30, 1864
A massive underground explosion by Union engineers fails to defeat the defenses of Petersburg, Virginia. General Burnside leads the Union forces.
March 25, 1865
Union troops are victorious at the Battle of Fort Stedman in Petersburg, Virginia. The engagement is also known as the Battle of Hare's Hill.
March 25, 1865
The Siege of Petersburg ends near Petersburg, Virginia. It is a Union victory.
April 3, 1865
Union forces claim both Petersburg and the Confederate capital city of Richmond in Virginia in a major blow to the Confederacy.