The 1864-1865 Petersburg Campaign is considered by many to be the culmination of all the three previous years of fighting in the east. Over the course of the 292-day siege, men from North and South clashed in major combat 16 times, often over the exact same ground, with more than 80,000 men killed, wounded, captured or missing.
The Civil War Trust now has the opportunity to save two key parcels of land at Petersburg totalling 120 acres. These hallowed grounds were fought over in some of the most iconic battles of the Petersburg campaign—the June 18, 1864 assaults, the Battle of the Crater, the Battle of Fort Stedman, and the April 2, 1865, Breakthrough.
Please join us in saving forever these crucial portions of Civil War history.