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Final assault on Petersburg

Battle Name : Final assault on Petersburg

Date(s) : 02 April 1865

Part of : American Civil War , Eastern Theatre, 1864 , Petersburg Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for American Union Forces over American Confederate Forces

Type of battle : Land


Grant's all-out assault on the weakened defences around Petersburg, accompanied by an attack in the rear by Sheridan's cavalry forced Lee to withdraw from Petersburg and Longstreet from Richmond, abandoning the capital.