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.

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.

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.

Cold Mountain (1/12) Movie CLIP - The Siege of Petersburg (2003) HD - YouTube

Cold Mountain (1/12) Movie CLIP - The Siege of Petersburg (2003) HD - YouTube

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.

Gen. J.C. Robinson and other locomotives of the U.S. Military Railroad. From views of the main Eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865.  City Point, Virginia, circa 1865

Gen. J.C. Robinson and other locomotives of the U.S. Military Railroad. From views of the main Eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865. City Point, Virginia, circa 1865

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