This is Ranger Tracy Chernault talking about the siege of Petersburg and how the city fell to Union forces. This was the first session of the Day One of the 16th Annual Longwood University Civil War Seminar.
The video’s description reads, “Tracy Chernault talked about the long standoff between the armies of Generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant in the entrenchments outside of Petersburg, Virginia, in 1864 and the final battles in 1865. He spoke about the importance of supply lines to both armies and the disparity between the Union and Confederate armies’ access to food and ammunition.
“ ‘The Fall of Petersburg’ was a session of the 16th annual Longwood University Civil War Seminar. The seminar took place from March 13-15, 2015, at the Jarman Auditorium on the Campus of Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.”
This is a really good presentation. This is yet another reason why the National Park Service deserves our support. They do a great job.