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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

June 15, 1864

Battle of Petersburg Began

The Battle of Petersburg began, as advance forces of the Union army attacked the city’s defenses. The first line of Confederate defenders were pushed from their entrenchments back to a creek, where they set up a second line of defense while awaiting reinforcements.