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Richmond Redeemed: The Siege at Petersburg
Richard J. Sommers' Richmond Redeemed: The Siege at Petersburg pioneered the study of the Civil War fighting around Petersburg. This award-winning volume conveyed an epic narrative of crucial military operations in early autumn 1864 which had gone unrecognized for more than 100 years.
Hardcover, 670 pages
Published January 1st 1981 by Doubleday Books
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Richmond Redeemed: The Siege at Petersburg is an astonishing work of scholarship. The author, Richard Sommers, earned a Ph. D. at Rice University under noted historian Frank Vandiver. He went on to 35 years as Senior Historian of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center at Carlisle Barracks and as a professor at the U.S. Army War College. I have been a reader of military histories for over 50 years and Dr. Sommers' book is, perhaps, the most thorough and in-depth history of a battle I've read ...more