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    Petersburg

    National Battlefield Virginia

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Flat Ranger Petersburg National Battlefield

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Ken Damrau

By participating in the Flat Ranger Program, Students will learn about different National Parks. Students will practice geography and math skills. The targeted grades for this program are 3rd through 6th, but the lessons can be adapted for other grades as well. The following links will get you started. If you have any questions, please contact our Education Specialist via e-mail or call 804-732-3531 ext 204.

Flat Ranger Lesson Plan

List of National Parks Currently Participating in the Flat Ranger Program

Petersburg National Battlefield Flat Ranger Cat

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Did You Know?

Richard Eppes, 1890s

Richard Eppes, owner of Appomattox Plantation, which is currently part of the Grant's HQ Unit of Petersburg National Battlefield, noted that it took 8,320 pounds of bacon each year to feed his 127 enslaved people in 1860.