May 31, 2009

Walking in Pamplin Park

On the day our group toured Pamplin Historical Park, rain was forecast but it held off long enough for us to walk through the reconstructed military camp. This is a great place to get an idea of how Civil War era military structures looked.

The park includes actual Confederate earthworks and the breakthrough site where on April 2, 1865 "troops of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s Army of the Potomac broke through Lee’s defensive line, ending the nine-month campaign of Petersburg."

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