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Author Fox, John J., 1959-

Title THE CONFEDERATE ALAMO : Bloodbath at Petersburg's Fort Gregg on April 2, 1865 / John J. Fox, III
Edition First edition
Published Winchester, Virginia : Angle Valley Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 329 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Grant makes plans to bag Lee (again) -- Lee faces a serious disaster -- The Union breakthrough -- Confederate Third Corps chaos -- Confederates punch back -- Reality reaches Richmond -- Gibbon's Twenty-fourth Corps approaches Fort Gregg -- Walker's Unusual artillery order -- The Fort Gregg defenders: an uneasy resolve -- A long wait to attack -- Osborn's East Wing attacks in First Wave -- Dandy's West Wing attacks in First Wave -- The Confederate defenders steel themselves for the Blue Wave -- Low on ammunition and no reinforcements -- Union reinforcements hit the West Wall -- Another Union Division attacks -- The Blue Wave surges over the walls -- Inside the pit of Fort Gregg -- Fort Whitworth -- Did sacrificing the twin forts allow Lee to escape? -- Epilogue -- Appendix A. The Fort Gregg area today -- Appendix B. Order of Battle -- Appendix C. Fort Gregg casualties -- Appendix D. Confederates at Fort Gregg -- Appendix E. Fort Whitworth's controversial artillery withdrawal -- Appendix F. The first Union flag on Fort Gregg controversy -- Appendix G. Which Southern Artillery Batteries helped defend Fort Gregg? -- Appendix H. Fort Gregg Medal of Honor recipients
Summary "The Confederate Alamo is the first book-length study ever written about the chaotic and bloody Battle of Fort Gregg. By April 2, 1865, General Ulysses S. Grant's men had tightened their noose around the vital town of Petersburg, Virginia. Trapped on three sides with a river at their back, the soldiers from General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia had never faced such dire circumstances. To give Lee time to craft an escape, a small motley group of threadbare Southerners made a suicidal last stand at a place called Fort Gregg. Famous Civil War historian Douglas Southall Freeman described this fight as "one of the most dramatic incidents of an overwhelming day." The venerable Union commander, Major General John Gibbon, observed, "[t]he struggle was one of the most desperate ever witnessed"--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-311) and index
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Subject Fort Gregg, Battle of, Petersburg, Va., 1865.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1940669162 (electronic bk.)
9781940669168 (electronic bk.)