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 Posted: Sat Sep 20th, 2008 02:02 am
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We look at the Crater because it's one of the most exciting slices of the Petersburg story. The whole thing is a tale of plodding and desperation -- Grant is plodding to increase his choke hold and Lee is desperate to get out of what he knows is a no-win situation.

Both hang on and both test each other's mettle constantly. Looking at it as a battle is, in some ways, more compelling than the Seven Days or Gettysburg.

It's well worth a thread in the Battles forum.

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