Soldier Life

Welcome New Recruits!

Have you ever wondered what it was like to walk in a Civil War soldier's footsteps?

Would you want to be an artillery soldier, a cavalry soldier, an infantry soldier, or an engineer in the war?

Let's take a step into the past and find out what it would have been like to be one of these soldiers who participated in the siege of Petersburg. Soldiers tell you about their experiences in their own words!

If you would like to read more about the words of the soldiers, a bibliography will indicate the sources of their words.

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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