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Mobile Education Trailer

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Mobile Education Trailer

Ken Damrau

Petersburg National Battlefield is proud to announce the addition of a new Mobile Education Trailer. The trailer will allow the Education staff to better serve the students and communities surrounding Petersburg National Battlefield. If you would like more information or would like the Mobile Education Trailer to come to your school or community event, please contact our Education Specialist, Leslie McClammy at 804-732-3531 ext 204 or send an email. You can also print out the attached brochure for more information on programming.

Did You Know?

Charles Dimmock, Architect of the Petersburg defense line.

From the summer of 1862 until the spring of 1863, Confederate Captain Charles Dimmock appealed to slaveholders to hire their enslaved people, and also hired free black laborers to dig the ten-mile defense line around the City of Petersburg. The defenses became known as the Dimmock Line.