PDA

View Full Version : Petersburg



Tyler Underwood
01-28-2004, 11:18 PM
Does anyone have any suggestions for good reading about Petersburg?

marlin teat
01-29-2004, 08:11 AM
"The Horrid Pit", I forget the author's name but I picked it up at the the Petersburg V.C. bookstore several years ago. I think the author was a former N.P.S. historian at the park.

Fiction - "The Crater" focuses on draftees, U.S.C.T. Good characters, interesting story. Haven't read it in a long time so I can't comment on historical accuracy but still a good read.

I've got both of these at home on the bookshelf so I'll try to remember to get the author and ISBN and post them tomorrow.

Vuhginyuh
01-29-2004, 10:04 AM
Does anyone have any suggestions for good reading about Petersburg?

The Last Citadel :Petersburg, Virginia, June 1864-April 1865
Trudeau, Noah Andre
Little, Brown & Company
1991


Bookstore at Petersburg NB
http://www.nps.gov/pete/mahan/oriobkPBRG.html

Jimmayo
01-29-2004, 11:25 AM
The Last Citidal is indeed an excellent book and will give you a good overall picture of things that went on in that area. After reading that one you can pick the battles that interest you the most. There is so much to learn about the events around Petersburg in addition to the Crater.