Everything you need to know about the Siege of Petersburg in 250 words or less.
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Union soldiers posing in front of and on a pontoon bridge across the James River at Deep Bottom, Virginia, during the Siege of Petersburg. Attributed to Mathew Brady.

Union soldiers posing in front of and on a pontoon bridge across the James River at Deep Bottom, Virginia, during the Siege of Petersburg. Attributed to Mathew Brady.

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City Point - Appomatax Manor, Hopewell, Va.  Headquarters for the Union during the Siege of Petersburg.

City Point - Appomatax Manor, Hopewell, Va. Headquarters for the Union during the Siege of Petersburg.

Siege Museum-Petersburg VA.   Commodities Marked and one of only a few in America.  Dedicated to telling the story of Siege of Petersburg during Civil War.  15 for ’15: Historic Sites for History Buffs « Virginia's Travel Blog

Siege Museum-Petersburg VA. Commodities Marked and one of only a few in America. Dedicated to telling the story of Siege of Petersburg during Civil War. 15 for ’15: Historic Sites for History Buffs « Virginia's Travel Blog

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Blandford Cemetery is located in Petersburg, Virginia. The oldest stone, marking the grave of Richard Yarbrough, reads 1702. Veterans of every American war are buried there, including 30,000 Confederates killed in the Siege of Petersburg (1864-65) during the American Civil War. It is the second largest cemetery in Virginia behind Arlington National Cemetery. The original burial grounds, referred to as the "old ground," span 4 acres and includes the historic Blandford Church.

Blandford Cemetery is located in Petersburg, Virginia. The oldest stone, marking the grave of Richard Yarbrough, reads 1702. Veterans of every American war are buried there, including 30,000 Confederates killed in the Siege of Petersburg (1864-65) during the American Civil War. It is the second largest cemetery in Virginia behind Arlington National Cemetery. The original burial grounds, referred to as the "old ground," span 4 acres and includes the historic Blandford Church.

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Petersburg Battlefield, Petersburg, Virginia.  Nine and one-half months, 70,000 casualties, thousands of U.S. Colored Troops fighting for their freedom, the suffering of civilians, and the decline of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Northern Virginia Army all describe the Siege of Petersburg.  It was here Gen. Ulysses S. Grant cut off all of Petersburg's supply lines ensuring the fall of Richmond on April 3, 1865.  Six days later, Lee surrendered.

Petersburg Battlefield, Petersburg, Virginia. Nine and one-half months, 70,000 casualties, thousands of U.S. Colored Troops fighting for their freedom, the suffering of civilians, and the decline of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Northern Virginia Army all describe the Siege of Petersburg. It was here Gen. Ulysses S. Grant cut off all of Petersburg's supply lines ensuring the fall of Richmond on April 3, 1865. Six days later, Lee surrendered.

The siege of Petersburg: A 13-inch mortar ‘Dictator’ in front of Petersburg

The siege of Petersburg: A 13-inch mortar ‘Dictator’ in front of Petersburg

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