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?
Petersburg, Virginia was linked to Wilmington, North Carolina by the Petersburg and Weldon Railroad. Wilmington was the Confederacy's chief destination for Confederate blockade runners loaded with European goods and supplies for citizens and soldiers alike. (Petersburg National Battlefield)