Category talk:Siege of Petersburg

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Did you know...that the persons responsible for digging the mine were from Schuylkill County Pennsylvania? Also, a black regiment was initially tasked with advancin g after the power blew but Grant pulled them off the line because he didn't want to be responsible for their death. So another(white) unit was tasked but they did not train like the black unit, they marched into the crater and were soon cut to pieces by the Confederates. Would the plan have worked if that change wasn't made? Would there be books written about the abilities of black soldiers? One can only wonder.