Jerusalem Plank Road
On June 21, several days after the initial attack, the Union II Corps, supported by the VI Corps attempted to cut the Weldon Railroad, one of the major supply lines into Petersburg.
Although the Federals were driven from their advanced positions, they were able to extend their siege lines farther south and west across the Jerusalem Plank Road and established Fort Davis.
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Did You Know?
Those who died on the battlefields around Petersburg were left where they were originally buried until after the Civil War. From 1866-69 most Union dead were buried at Poplar Grove National Cemetery while thousands of Confederate dead were buried at the historic Blandford Cemetery. (Petersburg NB)