Petersburg VA Real Estate: For Civil War History Buffs
The Petersburg Department of Tourism, Museum and Visitor Services and the Petersburg National Battlefield will sponsor a special event commemorating southern soldiers who were killed at the Battle of the Crater. The event will take place at Blandford Church and Cemetery, 111 Rochelle Lane, Petersburg, on Saturday, July 30, at 7:00 p. m.
This walking tour entitled “Remember the Glorious Dead: The Battle of the Crater” will allow participants to learn the fascinating story of this encounter between the blue and gray. Visitors will have the opportunity to view the memorial plaques in Blandford Church and visit the final resting place of the confederate soldiers buried in the Memorial Hill section of the cemetery.
The hour-long tour begins at the Blandford Church Reception Center. The doors will be opened at 6:30 p. m. For further information about this free event, please call (804) 733-2396.