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An in-person, outdoor event! Can it be? Spring is here, and Pamplin Historical Park in Petersburg, Virginia, has announced two days of special events to commemorate the Petersburg Breakthrough anniversary and the event which happened 156 years ago.
We just wanted to say “Thanks” to historian A. Wilson Greene, executive director of Pamplin Historical Park in Petersburg, Virginia. During Pamplin’s 20th annual Civil War Symposium last month, Will gave Emerging Civil War a wonderful shout-out:
Sneak preview of my presentation at the Emerging Civil War Symposium later this summer. Click on the map for a larger version.
I spent many summer vacation evenings during high school playing baseball in my friend Scott’s backyard. The field had tiny dimension so we used a wiffle bat and wrapped duct tape around a wad of cotton for the ball. Hitting … Continue reading
This past summer I worked on creating an extension off our current Headwaters Trail at Pamplin Historical Park. This peaceful walk at the back end of the park has a supplemental brochure that highlights the interaction between the park’s land … Continue reading
Ever have a dispute with someone turn so ugly that you don’t want to even share the same road? From all appearances, that may have been the case on April 2, 1865 with the damaged relationship between Lt. Gen. Ulysses … Continue reading
Of all the battles that comprise the 292 day Petersburg Campaign, the March 31, 1865 engagement at White Oak Road is becoming one of my favorites to study. The second battle in the campaign that includes fighting at Lewis Farm, … Continue reading
During the VI Corps pre-dawn assault against the Confederate earthworks on April 2, 1865, the Vermont Brigade utilized the middle branch of Arthur’s Swamp to guide them to the enemy works. This battlefield feature is frequently dried out throughout the … Continue reading
Charlie Gould seemed destined for adventure in his life. The young lad scarcely made it safe through his toddler years before his heroic deeds in front of Petersburg at the end of the war caused many to declare him the … Continue reading