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Beginning in the late 1880's, this region of Prince George County along the Norfolk & Western Railway became the center of the first largest settlement of Czech and Slovak immigrants in Virginia. Originally known as Wells Station, then Estes, it w…
In this vicinity on 18 June 1864 Col. Joshua L. Chamberlain received a near-fatal wound while leading a Union brigade in a charge against Confederate works defending Petersburg. Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant promoted him to Brig. Gen. of Vols. "o…
Union General Ulysses S. Grant pursued a strategy of two-pronged attacks on Petersburg and the Confederate capital at Richmond. Grant first attacked Lee's positions around Richmond and struck again south of Petersburg. By the end of Grant's fourth…
Erected by Genl. R.E. LeeAug. 1864
On the morning of April 3, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln awoke at City Point to the news that Petersburg had fallen just hours before. He immediately arranged to visit the city and meet with Gen. Ulysses S. Grant that morning. Lincoln and his pa…
This monument is presented tothe City of PetersburgbyPetersburg Post No. 2The American Legionand affectionately dedicatedto our comrades who marchedout with us during the WorldWar, and did not come backNovember 11th 1928
On June 9, 1864, Kautz's Union cavalry, 1300 men, after overwhelming Archer's militia, one mile south, moved westward on this road to attack the city. Upon the hillside, one mile west, they were repulsed by the battery of Captain Edward Graham, an…
A little north stood the McIlwaine home, Lee's field headquarters whence on the afternoon of April 2, 1865, the evacuation of Richmond and Petersburg was ordered. Upon issuing the order Lee granted leave to his only staff officer to go to Richmond…
Bermuda HundredWeldon RaidHatcher's RunPetersburgFort StedmanFort Mahone
Erected by the survivingComrades, school children andCitizens of Schuylkill County,Pennsylvania, and dedicated toThe memory of the dead ofThe 48th Regiment PennsylvaniaVolunteers. Col. George W. Gowen,Killed in action in front ofFort Mahone, Ap…