Battle of Petersburg III

About This Place

With Confederate defeat at Five Forks on April 1, Grant and Meade ordered a general assault against the Petersburg. After dark, Lee ordered the evacuation of Petersburg and Richmond. Grant had achieved one of the major military objectives of the war: the capture of Petersburg, which led to the fall of Richmond, the Capitol of the Confederacy.

Location

State VA
Latitude 37.2279279
Longitude -77.4019267

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