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

    Petersburg

    National Battlefield Virginia

Virtual Tour

Podcasts:

Five Forks Battlefield
Join Ranger Chernault for a tour of the fighting that swirled around this southside Virginia intersection on April 1, 1865 and decided the fate of the Confederate capital.

The Battle of the Crater
Take a ranger guided tour over one of the most powerful and well-known events of the Siege of Petersburg and of the Civil War.

Poplar Grove National Cemetery
Discover the history and the stories of sacrifice and honor of these hallowed nine acres.

Did You Know?

Charles Dimmock, Architect of the Petersburg defense line.

From the summer of 1862 until the spring of 1863, Confederate Captain Charles Dimmock appealed to slaveholders to hire their enslaved people, and also hired free black laborers to dig the ten-mile defense line around the City of Petersburg. The defenses became known as the Dimmock Line.