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
The “Dictator” was a 13 inch Sea Coast Mortar used by the Union forces in the siege of Petersburg, VA during the American Civil War. The Mortar could fire a 225 pound exploding shell up to 2 miles and took 14 pounds of black power. The siege of Petersburg lasted nine and one-half month from June 1864 - April 1865. The "Dictator" fired 218 rounds at Petersburg.
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.