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

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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.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Battles/Soldiers
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