People

In War's Wake
Learn about those who survived the fighting at Petersburg and how it affected their lives.

Biographies
Explore the lives of the civilians and soldiers that shaped this event.

African-Americans at the Siege
For many African-Americans the journey from slave to citizen passed through the siege of Petersburg. Click here to read a new article (USCTs in the Opening Assaults on Petersburg - July, 2012) written by Park Ranger Emmanuel Dabney.

Regiments That Served Here
Approximately 800 regiments of nearly 160,000 soldiers, combined, served here in the trenches of Petersburg.

Last updated: May 7, 2021

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Mailing Address:

Petersburg National Battlefield Administration Office
1539 Hickory Hill Road

Petersburg, VA 23803

Phone:

(804) 732-3531 x203
Office Telephone As of Oct. 7, 2020, telephones in the visitor center are not working. Please e-mail questions to the address listed.

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