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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.
Regiments That Served Here
UPON THESE FIELDS
What follows is a listing of units that fought at Petersburg during the siege. This section will be constantly worked on as information already on-hand is being added and as new information comes to us.
Please note that for each regimental entry the brigade, or battalion, the regiment was a part of is in brackets, followed by the division, and then the corps it belonged to. For example: 1st Delaware Infantry - (3)brigade, 2 division, II corps ; 12th Virginia Infantry - (Mahone)brigade, Mahone division, III corps.
Please check the bibliography for this section for in-depth reading selections.
Did You Know?
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)