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Petersburg National Battlefield [VA]

"Dear Mother, we remained in the broiling sun in little pits the size of a common grave though not half so well furnished. There we lay and everytime a man Show his head Zip would come a minnie." This pressure was central to a soldier's experience in a 292-day siege. Here, Union forces slowly cut off Petersburg from the world and brought the fall of the Confederacy.

The site offers a short film, exhibits, tours, educational programs, and occasional recreational and educational events (including living history events).

 
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