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    Petersburg

    National Battlefield Virginia

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Upcoming Events:

Mondays, August 4, 11, 18, 25, & Sept. 1 @ 7:00 pm
Eastern Front Unit Visitor Center Auditorium - Free

The First World War - 100 Years On
Each night will air 2-parts of the 10-part British series "The First World War" as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first world war of which the Siege of Petersburg is considered to be a precursor.

Saturday, August 16:
Civil War 150th Speaker Series
Author Robert O'Connor speaks on the experiences of black Union soldiers in the Siege of Petersburg
11:00 am - Dinwiddie Court House, 14101 Boydton Plank Road, Dinwiddie
2:00 pm - Petersburg National Battlefield Eastern Front Unit Visitor Center

Saturday & Sunday, August 23-24
150th Anniversary of the Battles of Weldon Railroad and Reams Station

Western Front Unit, Tour Stop 1 (Fort Wadsworth) & Tour Stop 2 (Poplar Grove National Cemetery)
Reams Station - from Ft. Wadsworth, follow Halifax Rd. south for approx. 6.5 miles and turn right onto Rt. 606 just beyond Oak Grove Church which will be on the left.
Saturday Hours: 10:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday Hours: 10:00 - 3:00 pm
Rangers and living historians provide programs commemorating General Ulysses S. Grant's fourth offensive.

Details and Schedule: Visitor's Guide

Did You Know?

Richard Eppes, 1890s

Richard Eppes, owner of Appomattox Plantation, which is currently part of the Grant's HQ Unit of Petersburg National Battlefield, noted that it took 8,320 pounds of bacon each year to feed his 127 enslaved people in 1860.