The Siege of Petersburg

The Siege of Petersburg (HM9HC)

Location: Prince George, VA 23875 Prince George County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 14.633', W 77° 21.383'

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"I would not believe before I came here that man was capable of enduring so much."
-Lawrence Bradley, 1st Mass. Heavy Artillery

If Petersburg fell, the Confederate capital at Richmond would fall too. Grant knew it; Lee knew it. And for nine months in 1864 and 1865 Union and Confederate armies waged a brutal campaign here that left the Confederacy on the verge of total defeat.

At Petersburg, the war in Virginia transformed from a whirlwind succession of marches and battles into a methodical struggle of endurance and hardship.

Touring the Battlefield
Petersburg National Battlefield includes four major historic areas. A driving tour links the main park unit, Five Forks Battlefield, and Flank and Defense Roads.

The City Point Unit is located eight miles northeast of the visitor center in the city of Hopewell. You can start your visit in the visitor center, where brochures and additional tour information are available.
HM NumberHM9HC
Placed ByPetersburg National Battlefield - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 1:32pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 290993 N 4124529
Decimal Degrees37.24388333, -77.35638333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 14.633', W 77° 21.383'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 14' 37.98" N, 77° 21' 22.98" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5001 Siege Rd, Prince George VA 23875, US
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