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    Petersburg

    National Battlefield Virginia

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  • The First World War - 100 Years On

    Monday, September 1, 2014

    100th Anniversary of World War I is commemorated with the showing of a documentary focusing on various aspects of war. More

  • Petersburg's Wartime Hospitals and Prisons

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

    3 mile driving and walking tour takes visitors to sites where Petersburg's Civil War hospitals and prisons were located. More

  • The Forgotten Fourteen: USCT Medal of Honor Recipients at New Market Heights

    Saturday, September 20, 2014

    Ranger presentation about fourteen United States Colored Troops who earned the medal of honor for their bravery and achievements during the Battle of New Market Heights. More

  • Civil War 150th Anniversary Event: Battle of Peebles' Farm

    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    Park Rangers and living historians will tell the story of General Grant's Fifth Offensive of the Siege of Petersburg. More

  • Civil War 150th Anniversary Event: Battle of Peebles' Farm

    Sunday, September 28, 2014

    Park Rangers and living historians will tell the story of General Grant's Fifth Offensive of the Siege of Petersburg. More

 

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Did You Know?

Lesser Siren

Hatcher's Run beaver pond in Petersburg's Five Fork's Unit is home to two unusual amphibians. The Amphiuma (Amphiuma means) can grow up to 3.25 feet and live almost 30 years. The Lesser Siren (Siren intermedia) is the most primitive salamander still in existence.