Central Virginia Civil War – Petersburg Civil War Sites

After months of fighting in the late spring of 1864, Union forces backed Robert E. Lee’s Confederate army into defensive lines around Petersburg. For more than nine months the city endured a siege. The Petersburg National Battlefield maintains several park units to help tell the story. Information about touring Petersburg’s Civil War sites is available … Read more

Central Virginia Civil War – Richmond and Area

Richmond was capital of the Confederate States of America from May 1861 until April 1865. Elements of the major battlefields are maintained by the Richmond National Battlefield Park. Although part of the city burned when it was evacuated in 1865, many sites associated with the Civil War in Richmond survive and are open to the … Read more