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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Breakthrough Trail Pamplin Historical Park - Petersburg VA

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A walk along the Breakthrough Trail is a journey into history! On April 2, 1865, thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers clashed here to determine the fate of Petersburg and Richmond.

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location: Virginia

date approved: 10/4/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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The earthen wall in front of you is a part of the main Confederate defense line begun in 1864 and defended until April 2, 1865. You are standing behind the line facing southeast towards the Union positions about one mile away.

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location: Virginia

date approved: 10/4/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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Brigadier General Samuel McGowan’s South Carolina Brigade spent the winter of 1864-1865 very close to the fortifications they defended.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/4/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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Brigadier General Samuel McGowan, a 43-year-old lawyer and politician from Abbeville, South Carolina, commanded the troops responsible for maintaining these fortifications from October 1864 through March 1865.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/4/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War Sites“The Strongest Line of Works Ever Constructed” - Pamplin Historical Park VA

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The main line of entrenchments behind you was only one part of the entire defensive network established here by the Confederates. Southern soldiers removed all the trees in front of their works to create a clear field of fire.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/4/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesObstructions-Pamplin Historical Park - Petersburg VA

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Obstructions, like the reproductions displayed here, played an important role in Civil War field fortifications. These obstacles broke the forward momentum of assaulting troops and maximized and attacker’s exposure to the defenders’ fire.

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location: Virginia

date approved: 10/4/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesField Fortifications-Pamplin Historical Park - Petersburg VA

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Pamplin Historical Park has created these replica earthworks to suggest how this area might have looked during the winter of 1864-65. Both armies at Petersburg constructed long lines of field fortifications.

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location: Virginia

date approved: 10/4/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Military Landscape-Pamplin Historical Park - Petersburg VA

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Did you know the end of the American Civil War started here? On the morning of April 2, 1865 you would have been standing near the center of the battle that decided the nine-month campaign for Petersburg and Richmond.

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location: Virginia

date approved: 10/4/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesTobacco Barn-Tudor Hall Plantation - Petersburg VA

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Nineteenth-century farmers cut tobacco plants and placed them on sticks to be cured in tobacco barns like this one.

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location: Virginia

date approved: 10/4/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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The environment in front of you recreates elements of a plantation Field Quarter of the 1800s. The slaves who provided agricultural labor on farms like Tudor Hall lived in areas like this in the years before the Civil War.

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location: Virginia

date approved: 10/4/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Big House-Tudor Hall Plantation - Petersburg VA

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his landscape re-creates elements of a typical Southside Virginia plantation during the mid-nineteenth century. Tudor Hall, an original nineteenth-century building, was at the center of a farm that supported the owner, his family, and their slaves.

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location: Virginia

date approved: 10/4/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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William Boisseau, a tobacco farmer, constructed Tudor Hall around 1812. Originally two rooms wide and one room deep, this style of house was popular in Dinwiddie County during the late 1700s and early 1800s.

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location: Virginia

date approved: 10/4/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Plantaton Landscape-Pamplin Historical Park - Petersburg VA

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Life was a lot simpler back then…or was it? You are standing near the center of a once successful and productive mid-19th century farm. To your right is the main house, Tudor Hall, built in two stages before the Civil War.

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location: Virginia

date approved: 10/4/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesPamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier-Lee's Retreat - Petersburg VA

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Here, the Union’s Sixth Army Corps broke through the Confederate line defending Petersburg, causing a series of actions which eventually led to the evacuation of the city by Lee’s army that evening.

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location: Virginia

date approved: 10/4/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Battle of White Oak Road Four Years of War, Ten Months of Siege - Petersburg VA

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Though his lines grew thinner every day from illness, battle casualties, and desertion, Lee could not abandon Petersburg. Petersburg was the gateway to Richmond, and the capital of the Confederacy.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/2/2020

last visited: 9/30/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Battle of White Oak Road The Walking Trail - Petersburg VA

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Welcome to the Civil War Preservation Trust’s White Oak Road Battlefield! The battlefield walking trail is a two-thirds-of-a-mile path that takes you past six wayside signs interpreting the 1865 battle, the remains of the Confederate earthworks.

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location: Virginia

date approved: 11/2/2020

last visited: 9/30/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesPrelude to the Crater - Petersburg, Virginia

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The predawn darkness of July 30, 1864, shrouded intense Union preparations on this ridge. Thousands of troops filed quietly into the ravine and trenches in front. More than 160 cannon crowded the earthworks to your right and left.

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location: Virginia

date approved: 9/9/2020

last visited: 10/4/2021

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For weeks the black troops had rehearsed their role as spearhead of the assault. But late on July 29, fearing public outcry should the African-American troops suffer heavy casualties, Meade ordered Burnside to pick another, all-white division.

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location: Virginia

date approved: 9/9/2020

last visited: 10/4/2021

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After the capture of Battery 5, some of the 3,500 black troops swept southward, routing Confederates before them. At dusk, they charged on Battery 9 and swarmed over the works.

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location: Virginia

date approved: 9/9/2020

last visited: 10/4/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesMonotonous Toil - Petersburg, Virginia

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This quiet wood was once a busy encampment. Here, during the winter of 1864-65, Union soldiers fought not Confederates, but boredom and toil. They drilled, they primped their huts, they read mail and newspapers, they played, and they waited.

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location: Virginia

date approved: 9/9/2020

last visited: 10/4/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesInfantry Earthworks - Petersburg VA

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Re-created here are samples of some of the infantry earthworks that ringed Petersburg – works that one man said made the landscape resemble “an immense prairie dog village.”

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location: Virginia

date approved: 9/9/2020

last visited: 10/4/2021

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On the ground before you the first major attacks against Petersburg occurred. This bloodletting marked the beginning of nine months of siege.

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location: Virginia

date approved: 9/9/2020

last visited: 10/4/2021

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The gentle depression in front of you is the only vestige of the Josiah Jordan House. The house was dismantled by Union troops during the Siege of Petersburg.

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location: Virginia

date approved: 9/9/2020

last visited: 10/4/2021

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In front of you are just some of the types of cannon used in the Civil War. Some are bronze, some iron. Some are rifled - they fired conical shells. Others are smoothbore - they fired the traditional cannonball.

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location: Virginia

date approved: 9/9/2020

last visited: 10/4/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Siege of Petersburg - Petersburg VA

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If Petersburg fell, the Confederate capital at Richmond would fall too. Grant knew it; Lee knew it. And for nine months in 1864 and 1865 Union and Confederate armies waged a brutal campaign here that left the Confederacy on the verge of total defeat.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/9/2020

last visited: 10/4/2021

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