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First Battle of Petersburg, VA 9 June 1864, US Civil War

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  • Obed D. Nye, (USA) (1837 - 1903)
    Co B 179th NY Infantry Civil War
  • Pvt. Hale Gage, (USA) (c.1831 - 1898)
    Pvt. Co. A 1st Battalion, Mass. Heavy Art. _________________________________ He had an alias, and also was known by his other name "Henry G. Putnam", as indicated in the application for his Militar...
  • George Washington Cleasby, (USA) (1843 - 1931)
    Civil War Veteran. George Washington Cleasby, 13th New Hampshire Infantry, Co. D; b. Littleton; age 18; res. Littleton, cred. Littleton; enl. Aug. 13, 1862; must. in Sept. 19, 1862, as Priv.; disch. Ma...
  • Pvt. William Riley Emerson, (USA) (1824 - 1905)
    Emerson William R. Lawrence 1905 54 182 Death Massachusetts, Death Records Name: William R Emerson Gender: Male Birth Date: abt 1825 Birth Place: Sunapee, NH Death Date: 5 Oct 1905 Death Place: Lawren...
  • Stephen A Carpenter, (USA) (1829 - 1900)
    Union Civil War Veteran Company G, 24th Michigan Infantry Son of Joseph Halsey Carpenter and Sarah "Sally" Raplee.

The Battle of Petersburg was an unsuccessful Union assault against the earthworks fortification, the Dimmock Line, protecting the city of Petersburg, Virginia, June 9, 1864, during the American Civil War. Because of the ragtag group of defenders involved, it is sometimes known as the Battle of Old Men and Young Boys.