African-Americans at the Siege
For many African-Americans the journey from slave to citizen passed through the siege of Petersburg. Click here to read a new article (USCTs in the Opening Assaults on Petersburg - July, 2012) written by Park Ranger Emmanuel Dabney.Regiments That Served Here
Approximately 800 regiments of nearly 160,000 soldiers, combined, served here in the trenches of Petersburg.
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)