• Poplar Grove National Cemetery Luminary Event (photo courtesy of Joanne Williams)

    Petersburg

    National Battlefield Virginia

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Biographies

Explore the lives of the civilians and soldiers that shaped this event.

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?

Alfred Waud

The only contemporary visual evidence of the Battle of Five Forks was drawn by artist Alfred Waud. (Five Forks is a unit of Petersburg National Battlefield)