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  • No Parking Available in the Eastern Front Unit August 2

    Free shuttle service will transport all visitors to and from the Eastern Front Unit on August 2 during 150th Anniv. of the Battle of the Crater events. Shuttles will depart from the Farmer's Market located at 9 Old St. in Old Towne Petersburg.

  • Eastern Front Unit Trails Closed to Horse Traffic on August 2

    Those who would like to ride horses at the park on Aug. 2 are encouraged to use the trails at Five Forks in Dinwiddie County as other trails will be closed to horses that day while the park commemorates the 150th Anniv. of the Battle of the Crater.

Regimentals & Battles Bibliography

Baker, Levi . History of the 9th Massachusetts Battery. Lancaster: Vanberg Publishers, 1996.

Bearss, Edwin, and Chris Calkins. The Battle of Five Forks. Lynchburg: H.E. Howard, 1985.

Billings, John. Sleeper's 10th Massachusetts Battery. 1909. Baltimore: Butternut and Blue.

Boatner, III, Mark. The Civil War Dictionary. New York: David Mckay Company, Inc. 1987.

Boozer, Harold. Co. H, Holcombe Infantry Regiment South Carolina Volunteers CSA. Sumter Printing Co., Inc..

Camper, Charles, and J.W. Kirklby. Historical Record of the 1st Regiment Maryland Infantry. 1871. Baltimore: Butternut and Blue, 1990.

Cavanaugh, Mike, and William Marvel. The Battle of the Crater, "The Horrid Pit". Lynchburg: H.E. Howard, 1989.

Crownshield, Benjamin. History of 1st Massachusetts Cavalry Volunteers. 1891. Baltimore: Butternut and Blue, 1995.

Davis, William. Death In the Trenches: Grant at Petersburg. Alexandria: Time-Life Books, 1986.

Day, William. A True History of Co. I 49th North Carolina. Baltimore: Butternut and Blue, 1997.

Dyer, Frederick. Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. New York: Thomas Yoseloff,Publisher, 1959.

Gannon, James. Irish Rebels and Confederate Tigers. Campbell: Savas Publishing Co..

Gracey, Samuel . Annals of the 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Lancaster: Vanberg Publishers, 1996.

Halliburton, Lloyd. Saddle Soldiers - The Civil War Correspondence of Gen. William Stokes of the 4th South Carolina Cavalry. Orangeburg: Saddlapper Publishing Co..

Hillhouse, Dan. Heavy Artillery and Light Infantry. Jacksonville: by author, 1992.

Horn, John. Destruction of the Weldon Railroad. Lynchburg: H.E. Howard, 1991.

Howe, Thomas. Wasted Valor, June 15-18, 1864. Lynchburg: H.E. Howard, 1988.

Mills, George. History of the 16th North Carolina in the Civil War. Hamilton: Edmondston Publishing, 1992.

Mowris, James. History of 117th New York Volunteers. Hamilton: Edmondston Publishing, 1996.

Muffly, J.W., ed. The Story of Our Regiment - A History of the 148th Pennsylvania Volunteers. 1904. Baltimore: Butternut and Blue, 1994.

Ritichie, David. Four Years in the New York Light Artillery. Hamilton: Edmondston Publishing, 1997.

Schroeder, Patrick. We Came To Fight. Brookneal: Patrick Schroeder Publications, 1998.

Sifakis, Stewart. Compendium of the Confederate Armies. 9 vols. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 1992-95.

Sommers, Richard. Richmond Redeemed, The Siege at Petersburg. Garden City: Doubleday and Co., 1981.

Waitt, Ernest. History of the 19th Massachusetts Volunteers Salem: Salem Press, 1906.

Wall, H.C. Historical Sketch of the Pee Dee Guards. 1876. Gaithersburg: Butternut Press.

White,. A History of the 31st Georgia Volunteer Infantry.

Zwemer, John. For Home and The Southland. Baltimore: Butternut and Blue, 1999.

Did You Know?


Bobcats are rarely seen residents of Petersburg National Battlefield's Five Forks Unit. Averaging in size to twice that of the common house cat, Bobcats enjoy the widest North American habitat range of any wildcat. At Five Forks their diet consists mainly of mice, squirrels, and other small prey.