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Breakthrough Battle Anniversary

March 30 @ 9:00 am - March 31 @ 5:00 pm

Join us as we remember the 154th Anniversary of the Breakthrough Battle, which ended the 292-day Petersburg Campaign and forced the Confederate withdrawal from Petersburg and Richmond. A mere seven days later the surrender took place at Appomattox.

This weekend the Park will host a full schedule of activities and programs for walk-in visitors each day. Visitors will have the opportunity to drill with the troops, watch battle demonstrations, discover what Civil War surgery was like, learn about etiquette and period clothing and listen to period music and more.

The Breakthrough Battlefield site is preserved today along with two miles of original Confederate earthworks where visitors can explore the action on April 2, 1865 when 14,000 men of the U.S. Sixth Corps broke through the lightly defended Confederate lines led by Medal of Honor recipient Captain Charles G. Gould of the 5th Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

All programs and activities are included with Park admission. Call (804) 861-2408 for more information.

Weekend Schedule:

Saturday, March 30, 2019

10:00 – 10:20 a.m. Load in Nine Times

Rifle Demonstration – Demonstration Area

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Your Other Left: Camp of Instruction

Participation Demonstration – Fortification Exhibit

11:10 – 11:45 a.m. King of Battle: Civil War Artillery

Demonstration – Fortification Exhibit

12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Breakthrough Battlefield Tour

Walking Tour – Battlefield Center

12:00-12:45 p.m. Pre-Registration Author Luncheon with Peter Carmichael Education Center

1:00 – 1:50 p.m. The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies

History Talk by Peter S. CarmichaelEducation Center

2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Hold the Line!

Reenactment Scenario of the Battle of Lewis Farm (March, 29, 1865) – Large Meadow

3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Belles, Hoops, and Parlors

Period Fashion Demonstration – Education Center

4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Songs of the Civil War

Musical Performance by Haversacks and Hardtack String Band

Banquet Room

 

Sunday, March 31, 2019

10:00 – 10:20 a.m. Load in Nine Times

Rifle Demonstration – Demonstration Area

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Your Other Left: Camp of Instruction

Participation Demonstration – Fortification Exhibit

11:10 – 11:45 a.m. King of Battle: Civil War Artillery

Demonstration – Fortification Exhibit

12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Breakthrough Battlefield Tour

Walking Tour – Battlefield Center

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Defend the Works!

Earthwork Fighting Demonstration – Fortification Exhibit

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Belles, Hoops, and Parlors

Period Fashion Demonstration – Education Center

3:30 – 4:15 p.m. The Awful Aftermath: Civil War Surgery

Period Medical Demonstration – Battlefield Center

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March 30 @ 9:00 am
End:
March 31 @ 5:00 pm
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Organizer

Pamplin Historical Park
Phone:
804-861-2408
Email:
memberservices@pamplinpark.org
Website:
www.pamplinpark.org

Venue

Pamplin Historical Park
6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Phone:
804-861-2408
Website:
pamplinpark.org