Saturday, March 19, 2011

Petersburg, Virginia

Greetings from Petersburg, Virginia

Mahone Monument
Directly in front of the Crater which can be seen in the background, was erected to the memory of Confederate General Wm. Mahone and his gallant brigade. His valor and strategy prevented the Union forces from blasting a hole under Confederate lines and capturing Petersburg on July 30, 1864.

Once a golf club, then the Superintendent’s residence, this building now houses the Park’s museum, assembly room, and administrative offices.  It is located near the Crater, scene of an ingenious attempt to blast a hole under the Confederate line and so to capture Petersburg.

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