Petersburg National Battlefield contains numerous research materials as well as access to several databases for genealogical research. Items include: Historical Documents, photographs, diaries, letters and other materials. These materials, while not available for outside loan, can be researched at the battlefield once our research room is completed and open to the public. Our holdings are currently being digitized and cataloged. Requests for copies of materials already digitized can be submitted through our Education Specialist. Please allow ample time for materials to be processed.
When making genealogical requests, please have as much information as possible. The more information you can provide, the more likely we are to be able to fill your request.
There are many resources available for the researcher. These include:
The National Archives and Records Administration
Did You Know?
Union General-in-Chief Ulysses S. Grant and Army of the Potomac Commander George G. Meade met with Abraham Lincoln on April 3, 1865 at the Thomas Wallace house on Market Street in Petersburg. President Lincoln visited Petersburg again on April 7, 1865. (Petersburg National Battlefield)