John Horn is an attorney who has written several books on Civil War subjects, including Destruction of the Weldon Railroad, which was called "a superior piece of Civil War scholarship" by Edwin C. Bearss, Chief Historian of the U.S. Park Service.
The Petersburg Campaign: June 1864-april 1865by John Horn
The long siege operation of grueling trench warfare around the Virginia town led to the decline of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and the surrender of the Confederate capital at Richmond; after Petersburg, the end of the Civil War was only a matter of days.
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