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Battle of the Crater


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Ulysses S. Grant (1822—1885) American general and 18th President of the US 1869–77

Siege of Petersburg

 

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A Civil War battle on July 30, 1864, when forces under Gen. Ulysses S. Grant exploded a huge mine under a Confederate earthwork that was part of the fortification of Petersburg. The explosion left a crater 30 feet deep.

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