Siege warfare has gone on as long as war itself. Despite evolving technology, the principles have changed little over millennia. There seems to have been little consideration in the Round Table’s sixty or so years, of what was in fact, a large feature of the American Civil War. In terms of military and political conclusions reached, or not, and in terms of the resources demanded for this aspect of the war, Tony Daly is seeking to examine the conflict from this approach. Firstly, he will examine why a siege is desired and by whom? It will be necessary to address the supporting and dissenting voices both within the immediate vicinity and without, to appreciate what a siege may be designed to do and why it should or should not succeed?