ⓘ Petersburg Breakthrough Battlefield

                                     

ⓘ Petersburg Breakthrough Battlefield

The Petersburg Breakthrough Battlefield is a historic district in Dinwiddie County, near Petersburg, Virginia. It was the location of the Third Battle of Petersburg, in which the Union Army broke through Confederate Army lines protecting Petersburg and Richmond on April 2, 1865, during the American Civil War. The success of the breakthrough led to abandonment of Richmond by General Robert E. Lee, a general retreat, and surrender at Appomattox Court House one week later. Portions of the area were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003, and a different portion was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2006. Much of the battlefield area is part of Pamplin Historical Park, a private park open to the public that interprets the battle. The park includes a full-service visitor center, trails, displays, interpretive signs and history programs. The Civil War Trust and its partners have acquired and preserved 407 acres of the Breakthrough battlefield in five transactions since 2004.

                                     
  • fragment of the Petersburg Breakthrough Battlefield a National Historic Landmark, and key components of the Third Battle of Petersburg The park also
  • on. The campus, as well as the museum itself, part of the Petersburg Breakthrough Battlefield site, where the Union soldiers broke through Confederate
  • of Petersburg also known as the Breakthrough at Petersburg or the Fall of Petersburg was fought on April 2, 1865, south and southwest of Petersburg Virginia
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  • Trenches: Grant at Petersburg Alexandria, VA: Time - Life Books, 1986. ISBN 0 - 8094 - 4776 - 2. Kennedy, Frances H., ed. The Civil War Battlefield Guide. 2nd ed
  • Second Battle of Petersburg also known as the Assault on Petersburg was fought June 15 18, 1864, at the beginning of the Richmond Petersburg Campaign popularly
  • The American Battlefield Trust is a charitable organization 501 c 3 whose primary focus is in the preservation of battlefields of the American Civil
  • listings in Virginia National Register of Historic Places listings in Petersburg Virginia The latitude and longitude information provided in this table
  • One North, One South is a story about patriotism Sixth Corps Breakthrough at Petersburg April 2, 1865 Isaac O. Best, History of the 121st New York State
  • Civil War Battlefield Guide. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2001. ISBN 0 - 8117 - 2868 - 4. Trudeau, Noah Andre. The Last Citadel: Petersburg Virginia