|Blenheim Center, Fairfax, Va.|
March 21, 2015, 2 p.m.
"The Richmond-Petersburg Campaign, October 1864"
Hampton Newsome will describe the October 1864 battles between Grant and Lee in Virginia. He will examine the Confederate attacks along the Darbytown Road on October 7 outside Richmond, one of Lee’s last offensive operations of the war. The talk will also cover Grant’s major offensive on October 27 to seize the South Side Railroad, the last open rail line into the Confederate stronghold at Petersburg. Mr. Newsome is the author of Richmond Must Fall: The Richmond-Petersburg Campaign, October 1864 and an editor of Civil War Talks: Further Reminiscences of George S. Bernard and His Fellow Veterans.