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The Civil War: Remembering the Battle of the Crater

Sketch of the Crater Following Confederate Reoccupation

Sketch of the Crater Following Confederate Reoccupation

Petersburg, Virginia
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Author Kevin Levin discusses the role of the U.S. Colored Troops in the Battle of the Crater, and the way their contributions were remembered in the years following the Civil War. The Battle of the Crater took place July 30, 1864, as part of the Union Army’s siege of Petersburg.

Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 1:32pm (ET)

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