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 Posted: Wed Apr 25th, 2012 08:35 pm
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'siege' is an interesting term and one we tend to use lightly.

examples:

Fort Donelson - Grant surrounded the CS forces and prepares to attack immediately. The CS surrendered the same day.

Vicksburg - Grant surrounded the CS forces, attacked and then used regular approaches to constrict the defenders. The CS surrendered.

Petersburg - The CS forces were not surrounded. They were in very close quarters for 9 months with various flanking attempts and other remote actions attempting to gain advantage (for either side). eventually the CS line was stretched too thin...

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