Grant Moves South

The Petersburg Campaign

September 28 - 29



Enrollment fee is $325 (Does not include lodging)     Includes breakfast and lunch each day.
Lodging at
Hampton Inn located at located at  421 International Center Drive Sandston, VA   23150   $79 per night plus tax double occupancy

Telephone   (804) 226-1888  $72/night double occupancy   Reservation Code 


We’ll start the program Friday evening at 8PM with two lectures highlighting various aspects of the Petersburg campaign. A. Wilson Greene will discuss, based on his book Breaking the Backbone of the Rebellion the closing scenes in the long nine and one half month siege at Petersburg.   Dr. Richard J. Sommers  will deliver a lecture onGrant & Lee at Petersburg,  which will examine the siege and focus on Grant’s late September offensive.

On Saturday we’ll follow the dean of Civil War guides Ed Bearss as he takes the group first to Grant’s headquarters at City Point. From there, we’ll march toward Petersburg and open the siege by reviewing the attack of Maj. Gen. baldy Smith and the XVIII Corps against the Dimmock line.  We’ll finish the morning by covering in  detail, the operation which resulted in the famous battle of the Crater on 30 July 1864 – the Petersburg Mine. In the afternoon we’ll interpret the Battle of the Weldon Railroad – Globe Tavern -- and finish the day with the Battle of Peebles farm and the action near Poplar Church.

On Sunday with Ed Bearss and Richard Sommers we’ll visit the scene of the battles of 1st and 2nd  of Deep Bottom, Fussell’s Mill, New Market Heights, Fort Harrison and Fort Gilmer .




Civil War Tours
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Hosted by
David A. Ward

124 Huntington Road   Winchester, CT  06098