It seemed like a good idea to frustrated Union commanders: dig a 500 foot long mine underground to reach the fortifications of the long-besieged Confederates at Petersburg, Virginia, and set off a powerful explosion. On the early morning of June 30, 1864, the mine was packed with 8,000 pounds of black powder and the fuse lit.

The Crater: Petersburg 2000, Pen & Sword Books Ltd, Barnsley

ISBN-13: 9780850527940

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