Home
 
Center Information
  Mission
  Statement of Purpose
  Center Partners
  Center Honor Roll
  Calendar of Center's Events
  Contact Information

 Collection Information
  Scope of Collection
  Current Collection Holdings
  Funding Needs & Donations
  Donor Recognition
  How Can I Become Involved?

Civil War Resources
  Civil War Timeline
  Lesson Plans
  Bibliography
  Civil War Terms
  Civil War Pronunciations
  Civil War Home Front
  Links
  Book & Media Reviews

 

Like us on Facebook




Real Time Web Analytics

Center for the Study of the Civil War Era at Kennesaw State University

Clicky

Welcome! 

THIS MONTH IN CIVIL WAR HISTORY
September 1864

'The Siege Continues in Virginia'

 

 

In the wake of the evacuation of Atlanta, Georgia, Union and Confederate troops continue to confront each other outside Petersburg and Richmond in Virginia.  Ulysses Grant has made his effort to crack the Southern lines in the Battle of the Crater, but failed.  Settling into siege operations and on-going efforts to threaten Robert E. Lee’s supply lines, he maintains pressure on his adversary, while looking for such opportunities as might come his way.  In the meantime, the men on both sides endure stretches of shelling that rattle nerves and annoy as much as endanger those subjected to them.  By the end of the month, Union forces under Benjamin Butler strike at New Market Heights and Fort Harrison, near Chaffin’s Farm, outside Richmond.  An assault carries the important fortification, prompting General Lee to order counterattacks that cannot retrieve the lost position.  Despite this Union success, adjustments to the lines ensure that September will end with an impasse remaining in Virginia.

 


Upcoming Events

September 25 , 2014
The Demonization of Sherman: Myths and Controversies
Location: KSU Center Room 400

October 11 , 2014
Fall Symposium
Location: KSU Center

October 24-26, 2014
'Siege to Surrender' Tour
Location: Petersburg, Five Forks, Appomattox, & more!

Click on the logo above to learn how to add your events to Georgia's comprehensive sesquicentennial calendar!