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.
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city point, Virginia Wharf, Federal artillery, and anchored schooners made between 1860 and 1865. The illustration documents main eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June 1864 - April 1865...Sailing Ships
Blandford Cemetery is located in Petersburg, Virginia. The oldest stone, marking the grave of Richard Yarbrough, reads 1702. Veterans of every American war are buried there, including 30,000 Confederates killed in the Siege of Petersburg (1864-65) during the American Civil War. It is the second largest cemetery in Virginia behind Arlington National Cemetery. The original burial grounds, referred to as the "old ground," span 4 acres and includes the historic Blandford Church.
Petersburg Battlefield, Petersburg, Virginia. Nine and one-half months, 70,000 casualties, thousands of U.S. Colored Troops fighting for their freedom, the suffering of civilians, and the decline of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Northern Virginia Army all describe the Siege of Petersburg. It was here Gen. Ulysses S. Grant cut off all of Petersburg's supply lines ensuring the fall of Richmond on April 3, 1865. Six days later, Lee surrendered.