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.

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UNION VICTORY
COMMAND(S):
Ulysses S. Grant; George Meade; Benjamin Butler
ARMY FORCE(S):
Army of the Potomac; Army of the James
STRENGTH:
125,000 men
CASUALTIES*:
42,000 men (33.6%)


* Includes killed, wounded, and missing.
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COMMAND(S):
Robert E. Lee; P.G.T. Beauregard
ARMY FORCE(S):
Army of Northern Virginia; Dept. of N.Carolina and Southern Virginia
STRENGTH:
60,000 men
CASUALTIES*:
28,000 men (46.7%)


* Includes killed, wounded, and missing.
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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.

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June 14, 1864

Petersburg, Virginia is in the crosshairs of General Grant. His forces cross the James River en route to the town.

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July 30, 1864

A massive underground explosion by Union engineers fails to defeat the defenses of Petersburg, Virginia. General Burnside leads the Union forces.

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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.

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March 25, 1865

The Siege of Petersburg ends near Petersburg, Virginia. It is a Union victory.

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April 3, 1865

Union forces claim both Petersburg and the Confederate capital city of Richmond in Virginia in a major blow to the Confederacy.

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