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    Petersburg

    National Battlefield Virginia

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A Slave, A Plantation, A War

These lessons tell about slave life and plantation life in the south, and how the Civil War forever changed this structure. Study the words of a slave at Appomattox Manor, Dr. Eppes, owner of this plantation in Hopewell, and General Ulysses S. Grant, who occupied this plantation during the Siege of Petersburg

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Did You Know?

Poplar Grove National Cemetery

Poplar Grove National Cemetery, located just south of Petersburg, Virginia, has two Medal of Honor recipients buried there: Lewis Morgan (Grave #3142) and Henry Hardenburg (Grave #1283). (Petersburg National Battlefield)