The Last Citadel by Noah Andre Trudeau
Petersburg, Virginia, June 1864-April 1865

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Perhaps no other battle or campaign of the American Civil War equalled the siege of Petersburg, Virginia. For 292 days, the war's final drama was played out over the fate of this once gracious Southern town, the last bulwark of the Confederacy. The book covers the 11-month siege of Petersburg.

About Noah Andre Trudeau

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Noah Andre Trudeau is the author of Gettysburg. He has won the Civil War Round Table of New York's Fletcher Pratt Award and the Jerry Coffey Memorial Prize. A former executive producer at National Public Radio, he lives in Washington, D.C.
Published October 1, 1991 by Little Brown & Co (T). 514 pages
Genres: History, War, Travel. Non-fiction

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Trudeau includes a description of the bizarre Battle of the Crater, in which Pennsylvania miners dug a 500-foot tunnel packed with powder under Southern defenses, causing a great explosion and resulting in a fierce battle between major forces.

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Often slighted by historians, the nine-month Petersburg, Va., campaign at the close of the Civil War receives expert examination in the detailed study.

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