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    Petersburg

    National Battlefield Virginia

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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.

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  • The British Have Landed at City Point!

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

    A look at when City Point was occupied by British troops in 1781 More

  • The British Have Landed at City Point!

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

    A look at when City Point was occupied by British troops in 1781 More

  • The British Have Landed at City Point!

    Sunday, July 27, 2014

    A look at when City Point was occupied by British troops in 1781 More

  • The British Have Landed at City Point!

    Sunday, July 27, 2014

    A look at when City Point was occupied by British troops in 1781 More

  • 150th Anniversary of the Battle of the Crater

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Commemorative program will occur at the actual time of the explosion (5:44 am). Ranger tours will be provided in the morning and afternoon. Keynote address will be given mid-day. More

  • 150th Anniversary: Battle of the Crater - Panel Presentations

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    The Battle of the Crater will be discussed by guest speakers and will include Q&A sessions with the audience. More

 

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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.