Introduction to Petersburg (Alt + 1)
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Grant's Headquarters at City Point (Alt + 3)
The Eastern Front (Alt + 4)
The Western Front (Alt + 5)
The Battle of Five Forks (Alt + 6)
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"Our lines being very long, they are necessarily very weak at some points if we make them strong at others, & then Grant with his strong force can hunt our weak places & dash against them."
- Georgia Soldier

By late March, thinning Confederate forces had reached their breaking point. With victory at his fingertips, Grant ordered a cavalry assault at Five Forks on April 1, 1865 with the objective of obtaining the South Side Railroad, the last rail line into Petersburg.

A Hopeless Cause?
Prelude to Battle
Battle of Five Forks
Aftermath
Looking Back
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