Details about Petersburg National Battlefield



NatlPark
Type
National

State
Virginia

Name
Petersburg National Battlefield

NPS

NPS Structure

Wikipedia

Civil WarTrust

CWSAC

CWSAC Priorty
IV.2 (Class D)

Park Overview
VA098 - IV.2 (Class D) - June 9, 1864 - http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va098.htm
VA063 - III.1 (Class A) - June 15-18, 1864 - http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va063.htm
VA089 - I.1 (Class A) - April 2, 1865 - http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va089.htm

also see: Petersburg Breakthrough - http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/petersburg-breakthrough.html

The Siege of Petersburg: The Longest Military Event of the Civil War

Nine and a half months, 70,000 casualties, the suffering of civilians, thousands of U. S. Colored Troops fighting for the freedom of their race, and the decline of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of No. Virginia all describe the Siege of Petersburg. It was here Gen. Ulysses S. Grant cut off all of Petersburg's supply lines ensuring the fall of Richmond on April 3, 1865. Six days later, Lee surrendered.
Source: NPS


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