Tag Archives: Poplar Grove National Cemetery

“Every tombstone is a biography”

We are pleased to welcome guest author Betsy Dinger to Emerging Civil War. After obtaining her BS in History from Frostburg State University in Maryland, Betsy began her National Park Service career in 1988 working at Shenandoah NP, Valley Forge NHP … Continue reading

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Ninth Annual Poplar Grove Luminary

This Saturday, November 8, Petersburg National Battlefield will host their annual luminary event at Poplar Grove National Cemetery. Of the over six thousand Civil War soldiers who hold their final peaceful rest in the eight acre facility less than a third … Continue reading

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Tenting Among the Dead

Many locations throughout Virginia witnessed multiple battles during the four years of civil war. The slope to Marye’s Heights in Fredericksburg that seemed so insurmountable in December of 1862 again felt the tramp of Union attackers the following spring in … Continue reading

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Honoring Petersburg’s Fallen: Memorial Day 2014 at Pamplin Historical Park

This afternoon it was my honor to participate in a Memorial Day commemorative program at Pamplin Historical Park reflecting on the lives lost on Petersburg’s western front during the last days of the campaign. The day’s events included costumed interpretation … Continue reading

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Calling on Charlie

Every Memorial Day weekend I make the short pilgrimage to Poplar Grove National Cemetery in Petersburg to pay my respects at the grave of Captain Charles Carroll Morey, 2nd Vermont Infantry. Reading Charlie’s correspondence with his family during the war … Continue reading

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“Life Given, Not Lost”: Captain Morey’s Final Charge—Conclusion

Authored by Edward Alexander (part three of three) Skirmishers in the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery crept forward to pick off the cannoneers and horses, to prevent the withdrawal of the pieces, while the remainder of the Green Mountain Boys charged … Continue reading

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