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If you are a history buff or a Civil War historian or just want to experience history...visit this national park. The history is amazing and you get a real feel for what it was like for the Confederate defenders and Federal string troops. Plus, to...More
Try to stand by the Crater and not be moved by the death of so many young men in a very short period. Sobering. And then think that the war would be over in just a short while and the dying would end. This is...More
Some of us know a bit about the siege of Petersburg including the famous Battle of the Crater. Fewer of us know anything beyond that. Petersburg endured the longest siege in American History and the PNB is that largest national battlefield in the country and...More
This battle proved critical to the North being able to take Richmond. In previous battles, Grant was unable to take Richmond. Grant then decided to move south and lay siege to Petersburg. Grant was then able to cut off supply lines to Lees army. Over...More
There are sections of the park spread far apart as the battles rages 292 days. We visited the eastern front and Grant's Headquarters. At some point we would like to visit the western front and five forks. I do not think it is feasible to...More
I didn’t expect a whole lot when I went to the little visitor’s center but got educated very quickly. The Ranger was an excellent teacher and guide. He related the history so well and then the movie, 18 minutes I believe, is something you will...More
I'm not sure, however , I was there a couple of weeks ago and we virtually had the place to ourselves on a Sunday. Apparently this is their off season. No actors but plenty to do. There was also scheduled tours. Had we opted... More
I'm not sure, however , I was there a couple of weeks ago and we virtually had the place to ourselves on a Sunday. Apparently this is their off season. No actors but plenty to do. There was also scheduled tours. Had we opted to do the battlefield tour, we would have had the guide to ourselves.