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    Petersburg

    National Battlefield Virginia

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Railroads in the Siege

It was the railroads that put Petersburg on the map and made it critical to Richmond's survival. It was also the reason that brought it's demise. Control of the rail lines listed below were what many soldiers gave their lives for and determined the outcome of the siege.

(Railroads not in bold: web pages under construction)


City Point Railroad

Richmond & Petersburg Railroad

South Side Railroad

United States Military Railroad

Weldon Railroad

Did You Know?

Poplar Grove National Cemetery

Poplar Grove National Cemetery, located just south of Petersburg, Virginia, has two Medal of Honor recipients buried there: Lewis Morgan (Grave #3142) and Henry Hardenburg (Grave #1283). (Petersburg National Battlefield)