This is a 11 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on the American Civil War - Battle of Petersburg. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The First Battle of Petersburg, was fought on June 9, as an unsuccessful Union assault against the earthworks fortifications, protecting the city of Petersburg, VA. Because of the rag-tag group of defenders involved, it is sometimes known as the Battle of Old Men and Young Boys.
Confederate casualties were about 80, Union 40. On June 14–17, Grant and the Army of the Potomac slipped away from Lee and crossed the James River.
They began moving towards Petersburg to support and renew Butler's assaults. The Second Battle of Petersburg and the Siege of Petersburg would soon follow.
The presentation covers the following:
Map of the Petersburg Battle
Preparing for Petersburg
The Union Approaches
Hesitation & Loss
Casualties & Aftermath
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... the American Civil War.