Petersburg, Virginia

Petersburg, Va., from Duns Hill, c. 1880.
Intersection of Sycamore and Bollingbrook
U.S. Engineer Battalion, during the Siege of Petersburg, August 1864
South Side Railroad Depot on Rock Street which served as the office of William Mahone when his Readjustor Party dominated Virginia politics.
The city market that has been preserved and is still used as a market.
The former U.S. Customs House, now serving as the Petersburg City Hall

Independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States.

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Colonial Heights, Virginia

Independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Colonial Heights Middle School

The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the City of Colonial Heights (along with the City of Petersburg) with Dinwiddie County for statistical purposes.

Appomattox River

Tributary of the James River, approximately 157 mi long, in central and eastern Virginia in the United States, named for the Appomattocs Indian tribe who lived along its lower banks in the 17th century.

It flows through Petersburg, its head of navigation, through the Tri-cities area, then joins the James River from the west at City Point in Hopewell.

Siege of Petersburg

The "Dictator" siege mortar at Petersburg. In the foreground, the figure on the right is Brig. Gen. Henry J. Hunt, chief of artillery of the Army of the Potomac.
Fredericksburg, Virginia; May 1863. Soldiers in the trenches. Trench warfare would appear again more infamously in World War I
A portion of the 4th USCT Infantry
Siege of Petersburg, assaults on June 15–18
Siege of Petersburg, movements against the railroads and A.P. Hill's counterattack, June 21–22
Wilson–Kautz Raid, June 22 – July 1
"Dictator" siege mortar on the U.S. Military Railroad at Petersburg
First Battle of Deep Bottom, July 27–29
Siege of Petersburg, Battle of the Crater, July 30
Sketch of the explosion seen from the Union line.
Second Battle of Deep Bottom, August 14–20
Siege of Petersburg, capture of the Weldon Railroad, August 18–19
Siege of Petersburg, actions on October 27
Siege of Petersburg, actions preceding Five Forks
Grant's final assaults and Lee's retreat (start of the Appomattox Campaign)
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Fascine Trench Breastworks, Petersburg, Va. – NARA – 524792. Although identified as Confederate Trenches this is actually Union Fort Sedgwick aka "Fort Hell" which was opposite Fort Mahone aka "Fort Damnation"<ref>Civil War talk Forum</ref>
Union Army 9th Corps attacking Fort Mahone aka "Fort Damanation" sketch by Alfred Ward.
Confederate artilleryman killed during the final Union assault against the trenches at Petersburg. Photo by Thomas C. Roche, April 3, 1865.<ref>Frassanito, p. 360.</ref><ref>See website Petersburg Project on location of Many of the Roche photographs at Petersburg April 1865</ref> Although prints of this picture list it as being taken at Ft Mahone, historians at the "Petersburg Project" believe it was taken at Confederate Battery 25<ref>Dead Artilleryman comments Petersburg Project</ref>
Smoke is still rising from the ruins of Richmond, Virginia after surrendering on April 3, 1865 following the Union victory at the siege of Petersburg. Union cavalry mounts with carbines visible are hitched in the foreground.

The Richmond–Petersburg campaign was a series of battles around Petersburg, Virginia, fought from June 9, 1864, to March 25, 1865, during the American Civil War.

Farmville, Virginia

Town in Prince Edward and Cumberland counties in the U.S. state of Virginia.

High Bridge
Photo by Timothy H. O'Sullivan, 1865
Robert Russa Moton High School, Farmville, VA
Vince Gilligan

Enslaved African Americans built the canal system that allowed commodity crops of tobacco and farm produce to be loaded on a James River bateau in Farmville and shipped to Petersburg, Virginia.

Battle of the Crater

Battle of the American Civil War, part of the siege of Petersburg.

Scene of the explosion July 30th 1864
Alfred R. Waud, artist
Contemporary sketch of Col. Pleasants supervising the placement of powder in the mine
National Park Service marker depicting details of the mine
Sketch of the explosion, as seen from the Union line
Battle of the Crater art from the Virginia Tech Bugle 1899 yearbook
Result of the 8,000 lb of powder explosion under the Salient, 1865
The Crater in 2004
Mine entrance in 2006
Interior of Mine entrance in 2015

After weeks of preparation, on July 30 Union forces exploded a mine in Major General Ambrose E. Burnside's IX Corps sector, blowing a gap in the Confederate defenses of Petersburg, Virginia.

City Point, Virginia

Town in Prince George County, Virginia, that was annexed by the independent city of Hopewell in 1923.

The Appomattox Manor
Cabin occupied by General U.S. Grant during the siege
Grant at City Point in 1864 with his wife, Julia, and son Jesse
Explosion of the Powder Barges Hendricks and General Meade at City Point, VA, August 9
The waterfront of City Point, Virginia (present-day Hopewell) during the winter of 1864–1865
The magazine wharf at City Point during the Civil War
Alfred R. Waud′s illustration of the explosion of the barge J. E. Kendrick at City Point on August 9, 1864, published in Harper's Weekly on August 27, 1864
St. John's Episcopal Church, part of City Point Open Air Museum

The British later landed in the spring, April 24, 1781, at City Point and moved toward the forces under French General Lafayette stationed at Petersburg, Virginia.

Dinwiddie County, Virginia

County located in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Portrait of Robert Dinwiddie; Dinwiddie County was named in his honor

Dinwiddie is located in southern Virginia, southwest of the independent city of Petersburg.

Interstate 95 in Virginia

Interstate 95 (I-95) runs 179 mi within the Commonwealth of Virginia between its borders with North Carolina and Maryland.

I-95 northbound entering Virginia from North Carolina in 2007
View of I-95 southbound past SR 144 in Colonial Heights
I-95 northbound at the SR 802 interchange in Hanover County
View north along I-95 north of US 17 in Stafford County
I-95 northbound at the SR 294 exit near Woodbridge
I-95/I-495 south coming off the Woodrow Wilson Bridge from Maryland
View south along I-95 north of SR 150 and SR 895 in Bensley
I-95 with reversible HOT lanes in northern Virginia

I-95 meets the northern terminus of I-85 in Petersburg, and is concurrent with I-64 for 3 mi in Richmond.

U.S. Route 1 in Virginia

Major north–south U.S. Highway that serves the East Coast of the United States.

View north along US 1 in Thornburg
US 1 southbound in Stafford County
View north along US 1 in Crystal City
US 1 in Fairfax County, Virginia, near Alexandria

In the U.S. state of Virginia, US 1 runs north–south through South Hill, Petersburg, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Alexandria on its way from North Carolina to the 14th Street Bridge into the District of Columbia.

U.S. Route 460 in Virginia

U.S. Route 460 (US 460) in Virginia runs west-east through the southern part of the Commonwealth.

US 460 westbound at SR 61 intersection in Narrows
US 460 freeway westbound in Christiansburg
Northbound US 11/eastbound US 460 at the intersection with US 11 Alt./US 460 Alt. in Salem
View west along US 460 west of SR 682 in Timberlake, Campbell County
US 460 eastbound approaching interchange with US 460 Bus./SR 26 in Appomattox
US 460 eastbound in Sutherland

From Petersburg to Suffolk, US 460 is a four-lane non-divided highway.