Prisoners of Petersburg

These lessons explore the daily life of a soldier. What was it like to be in the army during the Civil War? How did you eat? Where did you sleep? What did you wear? Soldiers tell you in their own words the difficulties of fighting in the Civil War and how they survived for nine-and-a-half months at Petersburg.

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Post-Visit Lesson Plan

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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Petersburg National Battlefield Administration Office
1539 Hickory Hill Road

Petersburg, VA 23803


(804) 732-3531 x0

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