The Official Historical Society of Schuylkill County

The 48th Pennsylvania in the Battle of the Crater


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A regiment of local coal miners who tunneled under the enemy

By James Corrigan

The siege at Petersburg brought the two armies facing each
other in the static defense of Petersburg. How dissension among the Union generals allowed a perfectly good plan to fail in execution causing the Confederates to claim victory. A must read to get the true story of how a good strategy failed.