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 Posted: Fri Sep 19th, 2008 05:07 pm
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When I was doing research for my Petersburg Campaign map, I absolutely fell in love with Petersburg and the surrounding areas. Residing in Colorado, I can't always gauge what is going on out east, but I have a hard time figuring out why the visitation isn't more for Petersburg than it is. Maybe people don't like to travel further south than Fredericksburg when doing a CW trip. I don't know.

Susan - I believe the cemetery you are talking about is the Blandford Church and Cemetery. It is fascinating. They have a small visitor center and do tours of both the church and cemetery. And of course, Pamplin Park is a wonderful place to spend at least a day. Petersburg is so much more than the crater, and the town is full of opportunities to study and enjoy history.

It sounds like I work for the Chamber of Commerce, but I really enjoyed all he learning I did there producing my map of the area. I would certainly recommend a visit, and then make sure to follow the CW Trails system to Appomattox.

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