The Battle of Petersburg

Sawyer Buie

Location

Petersburg, Virginia

Forces involved

Union-65,000-120,000 soldiers

Confederate-around 52,000 soldiers

Who won?

The Union

Significance

This battle was one of the last battles of the civil war. Neither the North or South actually won. For 9 or so months, the Confederates Army was weakened by the Union, leading to the Confederates surrendering.

Commanders

Union-Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant

Confederate- General Robert E. Lee

Casualties

Union- 8,000

Confederate- 3,200

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