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The American Civil War

Petersburg, Virginia

National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Pamplin Historical Park , a 422 acre park outside Petersburg, 30 minutes south of Richmond, Virginia, also includes the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier.
Call Toll-free: 877-PAMPLIN

"In the summer of 1864, the armies of Gen. Robert E. Lee and Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant focused their attention on Petersburg, Virginia. Petersburg earned its strategic importance by virtue of its rail connections with the Confederate capital at Richmond. If Petersburg should fall, Gen. Lee knew that Richmond, with its political, medical and manufacturing importance, would become isolated from the rest of the South. The capture of Petersburg would doom Richmond, and Richmond's surrender might mean the war's end." (This, and other interesting information, may be found on the site)


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This page was created 16 July 2004 & was updated on 29 June 2012 at 9:32 pm


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