#86 Dynamite Victims Petersburg, Virginia April 2, 1865

Petersburg, Va. Apr. 2, 1865


Helpless to do anything except try to protect themselves, the Southern forces were unmercifully beaten by Grant's Northern Army. Aided by Sheridan's troops, Grant tore the entire Rebel Army apart. Southern soldiers fled from the battlefield, once they realized that they were hopelessly outnumbered. Northern fighters have dynamited the South's last barrier and has completely devastated General Lee's Army. Word of the Southern Army's defeat has been relayed to Richmond. Jefferson Davis has fled from Richmond and taken his government with him. The people of the state capital are preparing themselves for the invasion of the Northern troops. All of the Confederate's military power has been smashed.