In War's Wake
Learn about those who survived the fighting at Petersburg and how it affected their lives.

Explore the lives of the civilians and soldiers that shaped this event.

African-Americans at the Siege
For many African-Americans the journey from slave to citizen passed through the siege of Petersburg. Click here to read a new article (USCTs in the Opening Assaults on Petersburg - July, 2012) written by Park Ranger Emmanuel Dabney.

Regiments That Served Here
Approximately 800 regiments of nearly 160,000 soldiers, combined, served here in the trenches of Petersburg.

Last updated: August 22, 2019

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