Get the most out of your Civil War battlefield visit by exploring these recommended To-Dos.
Blandford Cemetery is the final resting place of 30,000 Confederate soldiers killed during the ten-month Siege of Petersburg. Within the cemetery sits Blandford Church and its compass windows, made of authentic Tiffany glass.
The Crater, formed by a Union attempt to literally blow a hole in the Confederate defenses east of Petersburg in July of 1864, represents at once a lost opportunity for the Union and the stalwart resolve of Confederate forces.
The Army of the Potomac captured City Point in May 1864 and made it their staging point as they laid siege to Petersburg. A failing seaport when the war began, it now makes home to Hopewell, Virginia and more than 20,000 people.
Confederate resistance along the Dimmock Line proved critical to slowing the Union advance in the early days of the campaign and led to the lengthy siege of Petersburg which resulted.
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