This Wacky Idea Led To One of the Strangest Battles of the Civil War

Battle of the Crater (Public domain)

In July of 1864, General US Grant’s army had been stalled outside of Petersburg, Virginia. The fortifications around the important Confederate railhead had been extensively dug and reinforced making any frontal assaults hopeless. After initial probing attacks failed in June 1864 the front had settled into a…

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