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PAMPLIN HISTORICAL PARK
(And Museum of the Civil War Soldier)
THE PETERSBURG LINE

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MY VISIT TO PAMPLIN HISTORICAL PARK
(Additional Photos)



Pamplin Park Museum



Pamplin Park Museum
Pamplin Historical Park - Main Entrance and Museum




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Earthen Wall
Earthen Wall erected by the Confederates.


  April 2, 1865

Estimated Casualties : 7,750 total (US 3,500; CS 4,250)

With Confederate defeat at Five Forks on April 1, Grant and Meade ordered a general assault against the Petersburg lines by II, IX, VI and XXIV Corps on April 2. A heroic defense of Fort Gregg by a handful of Confederates prevented the Federals from entering the city that night. Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill was killed trying to reach his troops in the confusion. After dark, Lee ordered the evacuation of Petersburg and Richmond. Grant had achieved one of the major military objectives of the war: the capture of Petersburg, which led to the fall of Richmond, the Capitol of the Confederacy. (Text Source: U.S. Gov't, National Park Service)
 



Tudor Hall
Tudor Hall Plantation
Used as brigade headquarters for Confederate General Samuel McGowan.


Breastworks
Breastworks built to Confederate Specifications.
Note the top of the Battle Center in the background.


Breastworks
In front of the Breastworks; trench and abatis.


Demonstration
Rifle Demonstration at the Breastworks.


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