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The fight of the 30th September - Rebel forts and lines captured by [5th] and 9th.
Civil War drawings collection, approximately 1861-1865.
New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, 212-873-3400
September 30-October 2, 1864
Drawing: Graphite on paper. 9 7/8 x 6 1/2 in. An unfinished sketch of battle lines showing cannons, troops, gun smoke. The artist's labels on the verso show different groups and activities, and identify unfinished sections of the sketch: 'This is a hurried sketch of the new flank movement on the left of the line so far successful the fight is going on yet - today Oct 1st 1864 - will send more when I can get a chance'.
See also 1945.580.3. In September 1864, Union Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant executed simultaneous attacks against both flanks of General Robert E. Lee's Confederate army. One assault occurred on the end of Lee's line to relieve pressure on Fort Harrison, which federal forces had captured and were holding against counterattacks. The second attack was designed to exploit the opening created by Lee's counterattack on Fort Harrison. The Union and Confederate forces met while marching toward battle line in the area of Peebles' Farm and Poplar Springs Church. Confederate defenders lost works on both sides of their lines as a result, while the Union army extended the siege lines past the Peebles' Farm area, bringing them all the more closer to their ultimate goal of capturing the Boydton Plank Road.
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