How many soldiers died in the siege of petersburg?
OMG! no one can answer me! I really need to know how many pepople died in the siege of Petersburg for a history project! Also, how many people were injured ! i really need help from anyone that can !
Union= 8150 casualties
Confederate= 3236 casualties
General Grant and the Union Armies created a strategy of pressuring Petersburg, Virginia, because it was the railroad center that supplied the Confederate capital of Richmond. The battle was not a classic siege, because the city was never surrounded by the attacking force. The battle had many of the elements of a siege, including entrenchments (or 'parallels', or 'ditches'), huge mortars and siege cannon which were slowly brought forward, fixed battle lines, and an increasingly…