Friday, April 29, 2011

Petersburg, Virginia

Poplar Grove National Cemetery
Petersburg national Battlefield – Virginia
Each Memorial Day flags mark the graves of over 6000 Union and 36 Confederate soldiers who died on the Battlefields around Petersburg. This National Cemetery is preserved as a perpetual memorial.

Fort Hell
U.S. Route 301
South City Limits of Petersburg, Va.
Constructed by the Union Army during the Siege of Petersburg (1864-65). Named after Gen. John Sedgwick, but nicknamed Fort Hell because of the constant cannon fire it poured on the Confederate lines. Open year ‘round. View of Magazine and Artillery Officers’ Headquarters.

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