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

    Petersburg

    National Battlefield Virginia

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Places

Battles of the Siege
In 292 days soldiers here will endure nine offensives and 108 military actions on a battlefield that grows to 176 square miles. Explore the fields where these men laid down their lives.

City Point
From a small village surrounded by a plantation to the war's largest field supply base this piece of land was critical to the outcome of the siege.

Poplar Grove National Cemetery
The graves of over six thousand soldiers serve as a reminder of an inarguable truth of the Civil War. The cost of the siege to this nation and to those families are told in part here.

Railroads in the Siege
Five railroads made Petersburg a vital Confederate supply hub and one railroad brought about its destruction.

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)