May 22, 2009

Tour: The Petersburg Campaign 1864-65

Saturday, May 16, 2009: Day 1 of an Overnight Trip
Civil War Field Trips, NVCC

This is the itinerary we followed on Saturday to study the battles around Richmond and Petersburg. Dr. Poland had previewed all the sites and placed them on a hand-drawn map.
  1. Fort Harrison and Fort Gilmer, Richmond building at City Point
  2. City Point
  3. Petersburg Battlefield Visitor Center
  4. Battery 8
  5. Harrison's Creek
  6. Fort Steadman
  7. Fort Haskell
  8. Taylor Farm
  9. The Crater
  10. Fort Sedgwick
  11. Fort Wadsworth
  12. National Cemetery
  13. Fort Fisher
  14. Fort Gregg
For lunch we stopped at Hardee's outside City Point. Our hotel on Saturday night was the Holiday Inn Express Petersburg (on U.S. Route 1).

Earlier Tour: Civil War Richmond

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