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  Battle of Fort Stedman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Fort Stedman was fought on March 25, 1865, during the final days of the American Civil War.
Gordon's next objective was to widen his breakthrough by capturing Fort McGilvery to the north, and Fort Haskell to the south of Stedman.
The Battle of Fort Stedman was the final episode of the Richmond-Petersburg Campaign.
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 Battle Of Fort Stedman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The objective of the attack was Fort Stedman, which contained four cannon.
Fort Stedman was captured quickly in the first rush.
Fascinating Fact: The attack on Fort Stedman was a daring maneuver for the Confederates and represented their best effort.
civilwar.bluegrass.net /battles-campaigns/1865/650325.html   (356 words)

 Fort Stedman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
This is the view from the rear of Fort Stedman.
Fort Stedman is on the left, and the entrenchments that extend to the right of the picture go to Battery X about 90 yards away.
Confederates advanced on the fort from several directions, and although these guns got off several shots, the fort was soon taken in hand to hand combat.
johnsmilitaryhistory.com /stedman.html   (305 words)

 NPS Historical Handbook: Petersburg
An additional advantage, from the Confederate viewpoint, was the fact that Fort Stedman was but 150 yards to the east of a strongly fortified Southern position named Colquitt's Salient.
A group of 50 men were to remove the chevaux-de-frise and abatis protecting Fort Stedman; then 3 companies of 100 men each were to charge and capture the fort.
When Stedman was safely in Confederate hands, these men were to pretend they were Union troops and, forming into 3 columns, were to rush to the rear to capture other positions.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/hh/13/hh13i.htm   (1291 words)

Fort Sumter had been attacked on April 12, 1861 and President Lincoln was calling for 75,000 troops to be assembled from the state's militias.
Because the fort had not been well constructed, it had been weakened by frosts and storms and the parapets were somewhat lowered by settling during the past six months.
Fort Haskell became the focal point of battle after Stedman was taken but the Roundheads and other regiments in the 3rd Division held.
www.100thpenn.com /briefhistory.htm   (5168 words)

 Untitled Document
In the battle that Norman was wounded in the neck.
Fort Stedman was ultimately capture with no small part of the honor going to Major Maxwell.
For gallant conspicuous services at the Battle of Fort Steadman, he was brevetted a Brigadier General, but he preferred to be known simply as the Colonel of the Roundheads.
www.maxwellsociety.com /Biography/Miltary.htm   (1748 words)

 Chronology Of The American Civil War
Battle of Fort Donelson (Tennessee) (to the 16th).
Fort Pillow, Tennessee, massacre; battle of Blair's Landing (Louisiana) (to the 13th).
Battle of Fort Stedman (Virginia); siege of Mobile, Alabama (to April 12).
www.civilwarhome.com /timeline.htm   (875 words)

 Fort Stedman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
At 4:00 in the predawn of March 25, 1865, under the command of Gen. John B. Gordon, the first skirmishers went out and quickly overcam the unsuspecting Union pickets; 50 axmen forward, cutting down the obstruction in front of the fort.
Those suprised Union soldiers who were not captured retreated and regrouped well enough to confine the flood of gray troops to the area around Fort Stedman.
While Union batteries in the surrounding forts delivered a heavy fire, federal infantry reinforcments arrived and added their fire power while massing for a counter attack.
www.us-civilwar.com /stedman.htm   (346 words)

 The Civil War at a Glance
McClellan's Army of the Potomac moves by water to Fort Monroe and Newport News at the tip of the Virginia peninsula and prepares to march on Richmond some 70 miles to the northwest.
Their first encounter, the Battle of the Wilderness, opens on May 5 and for the next 40 days the armies remain locked in deadly embrace.
September 29-30 Battle of Fort Harrison (Chaffin's Farm).
nationalatlas.gov /articles/history/a_civilwar.html   (3893 words)

Stedman and the assault on Fort Mahone - both outside Petersburg, VA - in the spring of 1865.
And that a John A. Nale was mortally wounded on Sept. 17, 1862 at the battle of Antietam while serving in the 107th PVI.
He died on October 9 and is buried in the Military Asylum Cemetery in Washington, D.C. A John H. Nale was a Captain in the 41st Illinois Infantry at the battle of Shiloh and was later promoted to Lt. Colonel of the Regiment.
www.imbris.net /~rsnale/odds.html   (778 words)

 Battle Summary: Fort Stedman, VA
John B. Gordon, the pre-dawn assault on March 25 overpowered the garrisons of Fort Stedman and Batteries X, XI, and XII.
During the day, elements of the II and VI Corps assaulted and captured the entrenched picket lines in their respective fronts, which had been weakened for the assault on Fort Stedman.
This was a devastating blow for Lee’s army, setting up the Confederate defeat at Five Forks on April 1 and the fall of Petersburg on April 2-3.
www.cr.nps.gov /hps/abpp/battles/va084.htm   (198 words)

 Siege of Petersburg
General John B. Gordon captured Fort Stedman, a Union outpost on the line around besieged Petersburg, eventually punching a hole 3/4 of mile wide.
The Battle of Fort Stedman illustrated the extent of Lee's folly.
Although the Confederate force took the fort and rolled up the flanks of the Union line, they were easily turned back by a counterattack on the banks of Harrison Creek, which runs behind the fort.
blueandgraytrail.com /event/Siege_of_Petersburg   (712 words)

 John Grubb Parke (1827-1900)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
He was engaged at the battle of the Wilderness and the combats around Spottsylvania, but was then disabled by illness until August 13, 1864, when he resumed command of the IX Corps before Petersburg when Burnside was relieved of command after the Battle of the Crater.
While Army of the Potomac commander George G. Meade was in a conference, Parke being senior officer was acting commander of the army during the battle of Fort Stedman until Meade returned to the field.
In 1865 was brevetted a brigadier and major general in the Regulars for his service at Knoxville and Fort Stedman, and remained in the volunteer service until January of 1866.
www.thelatinlibrary.com /chron/civilwarnotes/parke.html   (657 words)

 The Battle of Fort Stedman
Three columns of 100 men each would then seize 3 smaller forts believed to be in Fort Stedman's rear, while the rest enfiladed the Union line from the rear and attached the route to City Point, Grant's supply base.
The assault overpowered the garrisons of Fort Stedman and the fort was captured quickly in the first rush.
The attack on Fort Stedman was a daring maneuver for the Confederates and represented their best effort.
www.mycivilwar.com /battles/650325.htm   (548 words)

 Richmond-Petersburg Campaign   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
This July 30, 1864 battle was an attempt by the Union Army under General Ambrose Burnside to capture Petersburg by blowing a gap in the Confederate defenses.
The battle was fought on September 29-30, 1864 in Henrico County.
The battle was fought on March 25, 1865 in Petersburg.
www.fcps.k12.va.us /HutchisonES/cwva/ricpet.htm   (770 words)

 Battles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Battle of Fort Fisher ~ January 15, 1865
Battle of Fort Stedman ~ March 25, 1865
Battle of Fort Gregg ~ April 2, 1865
www.us-civilwar.com /1865battles.htm   (70 words)

 The Battle of Fort Griswold
This dedication of Fort Griswold Gateway is one of the many praiseworthy instances which all loyal Americans are glad and proud to note of the erection of permanent and fitting memorials throughout the land to perpetuate the name and fame of American heroes.-The Editor.
Captain Shapely of Fort Trumbull, seeing that he was likely to be overpowered by the enemy, fired one volley, spiked his guns, and, obeying Colonel Ledyard's orders, started with his small company of men to cross the river.
The wounded men of the garrison, numbering between thirty or forty, were put in one of the ammunition wagons belonging to the fort, around which a chain was fastened, the enemy proposing to drag the wagon down a long hill to the river.
www.newrivernotes.com /us/griswold.htm   (3361 words)

A visitor center houses artifacts and displays explaining the ten-month siege, and a four-mile self-guided driving tour is also available, with short interpretive walking trails throughout the journey.
The tour includes several forts and pivotal landmarks such as Harrison Creek and the remnants of the crater where thousands of soldiers from both sides died.
A 16-mile siege-line driving tour features several forts, the Poplar Grove National Cemetery with the graves of 6,000 soldiers, and Pennsylvania Monument, dedicated to a number of Union regiments.
www.npca.org /cultural_diversity/battlefields/petersburg.html   (695 words)

 Civil War-related collections guide--ISU Library Special Collections
The 34th Illinois Infantry took part in General Sherman's march to the sea and the siege of Savannah, Campaign of the Carolinas and the battle of Bentonville.
His regiment took part in the Knoxville Campaign, the capture of Petersburg, and the Battle of Fort Stedman.
They include an account of the Battle of Shiloh, where Robertson was captured, and his subsequent experiences, as well as entries on camp life and hospital conditions.
www.lib.iastate.edu /spcl/collections/civilwar.html   (1880 words)

 The Progress-Index - Battlefield commemorates waning days of Civil War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Reenactors with the North State Rifles march in formation while re-creating the battle for Fort Stedman.
The assault on Fort Stedman was a key element to Lee's plan.
Dollar said as far as he knew it was the first time the park service had invited his group to participate in the anniversary of the battle.
www.progress-index.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=16376673&BRD=2271&PAG=461&dept_id=462946&rfi=6   (543 words)

 The Civil War at a Glance
The high spirits with which North and South naively go to war after the attack on Fort Sumter first meet the test of battle on a large scale in mid-July as Union troops under Brig.
Their first encounter, the Battle of the Wilderness, opens on May 5 and for the next 40 days the armies remain locke din deadly embrace.
Mar 8-10 Battle of Kinston, N.C. Mar 16 Battle of Averasboro, N.C. Mar 19-21 Battle of Bentonville, N.C. Apr 13 Raleigh, N.C. occupied
www.pueblo.gsa.gov /cic_text/misc/civilwar/civilwar.htm   (3527 words)

 The Siege of Petersburg
With the Union army’s failure to capture Petersburg directly, attention shifted to the Western Front as the railroads supplying the city became the focus of the Federal army for the next eight months.
During this time the trench lines along the Battle of the Crater site remained relatively quiet, other than the routine exchange of rifle and artillery fire.
This routine was repeated daily along the Eastern Front, until Lee’s final grand offensive of the war – the Battle of Fort Stedman on March 25, 1865.
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 Petersburg, Virginia site photos
The fort was refaced and served as a supporting artillery position for the duration of the siege, most notably during the Battle of Fort Stedman
The exterior of Ft. Stedman, scene of the abortive breakout attempt by Lt. Gen.
Although Ft. Stedman and adjacent fortifications were taken, the secondary line of forts could not be located, and the Confederates were forced to return to their original lines
www.civilwaralbum.com /misc/petersburg6.htm   (327 words)

 Austin Fenn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In March of 1865 the 10 th Vermont participated in repulsing the attack on Fort Stedman.
The Confederates, although succeeding in taking the fort, were caught in cross fire and taken prisoner.
The Confederates attacked before daylight, “we had it hard and long at close action, but they were stimulated by Liquor and fought like Crazy Men, and drove us back 4 milesÂ…” Fenn relates the return of Major General Philip Henry Sheridan to the battlefield from Winchester.
www.navarrocollege.edu /library/civilwar/finding_aids/a_f/fenn.htm   (567 words)

 Last Months of the Civil War
To make matters worse, his generals blundered in numerous skirmishes, most notably the imaginative Battle of the Crater - a spectacular failure in which the Union attempted to breach the Confederate lines with an explosive-packed mine built underneath the rebel lines.
This battle is the last concerted effort of the Civil War.
At the end of the attack at Fort Stedman, a Confederate officer saw how hopeless it was when he saw Lincoln reviewing the troops during the attack.
civilwarstudies.org /OnlinePrograms/simon/start.htm   (1929 words)

 Stedman Family Genealogy Forum
Re: Benjamin Stedman and Ruth Vassall - Beverly Stedman 2/19/05
Robinson and Stedman ~ Iowa - Deborah Brownfield - Stanley 4/09/03
Stedman of TX 1874-1949 - Dorothy Allen 8/26/04
genforum.genealogy.com /stedman   (1109 words)

 Young Hoosier Book Awards Winners  4th   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
When they visit a reenactment of the Battle of Fort Stedman, Alexander encounters the ghost of Richeson, a young soldier who needs help finding the family he left behind.
Richeson is certain that his sister Louise left a message for him in a metal box in the hollow of a tree.
Thus begins her battle to regain use of her body and return home.
www.plymouth.lib.in.us /yh_win_inter.htm   (512 words)

 Civil War Battle Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
It would be impractical to try to index all battles and skirmishes represented in letters and diaries in the Michigan Historical Collections.
To make the task manageable, we have indexed only references to the 45 most important battles defined as Class "A" (having a decisive influence on a campaign and a direct impact on the course of the war) in
Battles in this index are arranged chronologically within the major theaters of operations of the war:
www.umich.edu /~bhl/bhl/mhchome/cw/indbatt.htm   (788 words)

 Wisconsin War LetterS
June 30 - Battles of Glendale and White Oak Swamp, VA.July 1 - Battle of Malvern Hill, VA.
December 15-16 - Confederate Army of Tennessee destroyed in Battle of Nashville.
March 25 - Battle of Fort Stedman, VA. General Lee begins his last offensive by attacking Grant at Petersburg.
www.uwm.edu /Library/arch/Warletters/civilwar/cwtimeline.htm   (1481 words)

 Virginia Civil War Battle Fort Stedman American Civil War
Directed by Major General John B. Gordon, the pre-dawn assault on March 25 overpowered the garrisons of Fort Stedman and Batteries X, XI, and XII.
Filmed on location, the reenactors depict the violent mayhem of the hornet's nest at Shiloh, the valiant charge on the sunken road at Antietam, the carnage in the wheat field at Gettysburg, and the brutal fighting at Cold Harbor.
The battles have been documented, the generals lionized.
www.americancivilwar.com /statepic/va/va084.html   (420 words)

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