The Military Landscape-Pamplin Historical Park - Petersburg VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 37° 10.878 W 077° 28.622
18S E 280109 N 4117858
Quick Description: Did you know the end of the American Civil War started here? On the morning of April 2, 1865 you would have been standing near the center of the battle that decided the nine-month campaign for Petersburg and Richmond.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 10/4/2020 4:42:02 PM
Waymark Code: WM137N1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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The Military Landscape-Pamplin Historical Park-- Did you know the end of the American Civil War started here?
On the morning of April 2, 1865 you would have been standing near the center of the battle that decided the nine-month campaign for Petersburg and Richmond. In the pre-dawn darkness of that spring morning, 14,000 Union soldiers attacked the Confederate defenses that still survive in the woods before you.

After examining the recreated fortifications ahead, continue your tour at the Battlefield Center. This museum contains exhibits and presentations that provide the background to the pivotal events of April 2, 1865. Then visit the Military Encampment and experience elements of a soldier’s life as demonstrated by costumed historians. Finally, explore the Breakthrough Trail, which winds across the historic landscape where the battle occurred.

LOCATION: Marker is near Petersburg, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker can be reached from Boydton Plank Road (U.S. 1) 0.2 miles south of Duncan Road (Virginia Route 670). Marker is located in Pamplin Historical Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America.
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