Railroads in the Siege

It was the railroads that put Petersburg on the map and made it critical to Richmond's survival. It was also the reason that brought it's demise. Control of the rail lines listed below were what many soldiers gave their lives for and determined the outcome of the siege.

(Railroads not in bold: web pages under construction)


City Point Railroad

Richmond & Petersburg Railroad

South Side Railroad

United States Military Railroad

Weldon Railroad

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1539 Hickory Hill Road

Petersburg, VA 23803

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