Breakthrough Battle Anniversary

Pamplin Historical Park 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA, United States

Join us as we remember the 157th Anniversary of the Breakthrough Battle which ended the Petersburg Campaign and forced the Confederate withdrawal from Richmond. At 4:40 a.m. April 2, 1865, some 14,000 Union soldiers moved forward in the chilly gloom toward the Confederate fortifications six miles southwest of Petersburg. Less than an hour later, the... Read more »

Roundtable: Battle of Fort Gregg

Join speaker John Fox as he shares the story of "The Battle of Fort Gregg." Mr. Fox's The Confederate Alamo is the first book-length study ever written about the chaotic and bloody Battle of Fort Gregg. By April 2, 1865, General Ulysses S. Grant’s men had tightened their noose around the vital town of Petersburg, Virginia.... Read more »

159th Breakthrough Battle Anniversary Driving Tour

This will be a caravan driving tour to include five stops and two guides leading the tour to commemorate the 159th Anniversary of the Breakthrough Battle. The tour will begin promptly at 9:00 am and depart from the Park's Education Center located at 6523 Duncan Road, Petersburg, VA 23803. Attendees will visit the Jones Farm,... Read more »