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In fighting around Peeble's Farm, Union forces further tighten to ring around the key town of Petersburg

Fifth Corps in action at Peeble's Farm, Virginia, September 30, 1864, artist's impression, detail
09/30/1864 to 10/02/1864
To tighten the ring around Petersburg, Union forces launched a twin attack on either side of the Confederate defensive line.  The assault on Peebles Farm near Poplar Springs Church under General Gouverneur Warren, with support from General George Meade, at the west end of the line was designed to assist the attack in the east on Chaffin's Farm the previous day. Both attacks extended the Union lines around the key Confederate town.  (By John Osborne)   
Source Citation: 
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America ... (Philadelphia, A. Winch, 1867), 84-85.
Charles P. Roland, An American Iliad: The Story of the Civil War (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002), 179.

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