John Gross Barnard papers

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Manuscript copy of documents exchanged between Barnard, chief engineer on Grant's staff, and Major General Burnside, July 3-August 6, 1864, relative to mining operations under the Confederate defenses at Petersburg, Va., and the battle of the Crater on July 30; and an extract from a letter by Barnard to his wife, April 2, 1865, reporting on the last days of the siege of Petersburg.

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