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The Siege is Lifted

Late in the afternoon of Thursday, April 30, 1863, Gen. James Longstreet received a message he had been ...


Another Costly Day

Three days had passed since Confederate Gen. James Longstreet had received orders to withdraw his force of 20,000 ...


Costly Information

From the beginning of the Suffolk Campaign, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet had been working under several constraints.


A break in the fighting

Except for the deadly clashes with the enemy, Civil War soldiers lived a pretty dull life. As a ...


Friends and Foes

In Suffolk, just as in other theaters of the war, one of the difficulties faced by the officers ...


Refugees fill ‘Union Town’

In Suffolk's Kingsboro neighborhood by the Nansemond River, there stood an interesting settlement known as "Union Town," "Greeley ...


Letters from the Siege

The study of history is sometimes regarded as little more than a memorization of events and the times ...


Recriminations and a duel

The loss of Fort Huger on April 19, 1863, was a bitter pill for the Confederates to swallow. ...


Surprise attack!

Five days ago, Union gunboats had been pounded by Confederate shore batteries as they traveled up and down ...


Dodging bullets

By this time it had become clear that a coordinated all-out attack to capture Suffolk was not part ...

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