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Petersburg National Battlefield

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1926 established. Siege Rd. at E. Washington St.
  • Soldiers' Hut

This 2,659-acre park that extends into Dinwiddie and Prince George counties commemorates the Siege of Petersburg, the Battle of the Crater, and General Ulysses S. Grant's maneuver around the Confederates' right flank resulting in the retreat of General Robert E. Lee. This meant the loss of Petersburg and Richmond and signaled the beginning of the long march to Appomattox. The park includes original earthworks, battlefield sites, and visitors' centers.

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Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "Petersburg National Battlefield", [Prince George, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-DW42.

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