Review: “The First Battle for Petersburg: The Attack and Defense of the Cockade City, June 9, 1864”

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CoverThe First Battle for Petersburg: The Attack and Defense of the Cockade City, June 9, 1864, by William Glenn Robertson. (Savas Beatie: 2015). 3 pages preface, 147 pages main text, Appendix 1: Federal Order of Battle, Appendix 2: Confederate Order of Battle, Appendix 3: Confederate Casualties, Appendix 4: Interview with the Author. Footnotes, Bibliography, Index.

When one thinks of the city of Petersburg, Virginia in the summer of 1864, they think of the ten-month siege of the Cockade City; of exploding mines and sniping in the long trench lines. But for one small battle, this would not have been.

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