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    Petersburg

    National Battlefield Virginia

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  • No Parking Available in the Eastern Front Unit August 2

    Free shuttle service will transport all visitors to and from the Eastern Front Unit on August 2 during 150th Anniv. of the Battle of the Crater events. Shuttles will depart from the Farmer's Market located at 9 Old St. in Old Towne Petersburg.

  • Eastern Front Unit Trails Closed to Horse Traffic on August 2

    Those who would like to ride horses at the park on Aug. 2 are encouraged to use the trails at Five Forks in Dinwiddie County as other trails will be closed to horses that day while the park commemorates the 150th Anniv. of the Battle of the Crater.

Teacher's Bibliography

Billings, John D. Hardtack and Coffee or The Unwritten Story of Army Life. Willimastown: Corner House Publishers, 1984.

Blackford, W.W. War Years With Jeb Stuart. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1946.

Caldwell, J.F.J. The History of a Brigade of South Carolinians. Marietta: King & Baird Printers, 1951.

Croft, Thomas. History of the Third Ohio Cavalry. Huntington: Blue Acorn Press, 1997.

Crotty, D.G. Four Years Campaigning in the Army of the Potomac. Grand Rapids: Dygert Bros. & Co., 1874.

Deane, Frank P. "My Dear Wife...": The Civil War Letters of David Brett 9th Massachusetts Battery Union Cannoneer. Frank Putnam Deane, 2nd, 1964

Drury, Ian and Gerry Embleton. Confederate Infantryman 1861-1865. London: Reed International Books Ltd., 1993.

Floyd, Dale E. Engineer Historical Studies: The Letters and Diary of Thomas James Owen, Fiftieth New York Volunteer Engineer Regiment. Washington D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1985.

Gladstone, William A. Men of Color. Gettysburg: Thomas Publications, 1993.

Glass, Paul and Louis Singer. Singing Soldiers: A History of the Civil War in Song. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1988.

Grant, Ulysses S. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant. New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1886.

Graves, Rev. Joseph A. The History of the Bedford Light Artillery 1861-1865. Bedford City: Press of the Bedford Democrat, 1903.

Halliburton, Lloyd Saddle Soldiers: The Civil War Correspondence of General William Stokes of the 4th South Carolina Cavalry. Orangeburg: Sandlapper Publishing Company, Inc., 1993.

Hillhouse, Don. Heavy Artillery & Light Infantry: A History of the 1st Florida Special Battalion & 10th Infantry Regiment, C.S.A. Jacksonville: Don Hillhouse Publishing, 1992.

Hutchinson, Olin Fulmer Jr. "My Dear Mother & Sisters": Civil War Letters of Capt. A.B. Mulligan, Co. B 5th South Carolina Cavalry. Spartanburg: The Reprint Company Publishers, 1992.

Jackson, Harry L. First Regiment Engineer Troops P.A.C.S.: Robert E. Lee's Combat Engineers. Louisa: R.A.E. Design and Publishing, 1998.

Jones, Rev. William J. Personal Reminiscences, Anecdotes, And Letters of General Robert E. Lee. New York: D. Appleton And Company, 1875.

Katcher, Philip and Ron Volstad. American Civil War Armies I: Confederate Troops. Great Britain: Osprey Publishing Ltd., 1996.

Katcher, Philip and Ron Volstad. American Civil War Armies 2: Union Troops. Great Britain: Reed International Books Ltd., 1996.

Katcher, Philip and Michael Youens. Confederate Infantryman 1861-1865. Great Britain: Reed International Books Ltd., 1996.

Katcher, Philip and Richard Hook. Union Cavalryman 1861-1865. Great Britain: Reed International Books, Ltd., 1995.

Malles, Ed and Frank L. Byrne. Bridge Building in Wartime: Colonel Wesley Brainerd's Memoir of the 50th New York Volunteer Engineers. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1997.

Leigh, Larry. J.J. Scroggs' Diary and Letters 1852-1865. Thomaston, Larry Leigh, 1996.

Lowe, Jeffrey C. and Sam Hodges. Letters to Amanda: The Civil War Letters of Marion Hill Fitzpatrick Army of Northern Virginia. Macon: Mercer University Press, 1998.

McCarthy, Carlton. Detailed Minutiae of Soldier Life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1993.

McMurray, John. Recollections of Colored Troop Brookville: The McMurray Co., 1994.

Moore, Edward A. The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson. New York: The Neale Publishing Company, 1907.

Stiles, Robert. Four Years Under Marse Robert. Gretna: Pelican Publishing Company, 1998.

Nichols, James L. Confederate Centennial Studies Number Five: Confederate Engineers. Tuscaloosa: Confederate Publishing Company, Inc., 1957.

Reid-Green, Marcia. Letters Home Henry Matrau of the Iron Brigade. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1993.

Ritchie, Norman L. Four Years in the First New York Light Artillery, The Papers of David F. Ritchie. New York: Edmonston Publishing, Inc., 1997.

Silliker, Ruth L. The Rebel Yell & The Yankee Hurrah: The Civil War Journal of a Maine Volunteer. Camden: Down East Books, 1985.

Walters, John. Norfolk Blues: The Civil War Diary of the Norfolk Light Artillery Blues. Shippensburg: Burd Street Press, 1997.

Did You Know?

Former Slaves at City Point, Virginia

Slaves who entered Union lines and came to City Point, Virginia (present day Hopewell) during the Siege of Petersburg, were typically employed unloading ships and working in the hospitals. (Petersburg National Battlefield)