Saturday, 17 September 2016

ACW Tour day 6 -Petersburg & Richmond

Our visit to Petersburg National Park was differnet due to the nature of the battle ,it was more like visiting a WW1 site than the fields we had visited over the previous week ,trench warfare ,mines and craters a reminder of how warfare changes so quickly .Again the site is well preserved other than the actual crater which has mostly been filled in .As with the other sites there is avisitor centreand museum and many artillery pieces and monuments are everywhere but also some defences and trench works are there to walk round .

Richmond ,the capitol of the south we visited the Whitehouse of the confederacy and the museum of the confederacy as well ,these sites plus the statues to the great southern generals leave no doubt where the loyaties lie in this part of the country .

In the North and on the battlefield confederate battle flags are not shown ,you make up for it in the  South 

Veterans of Picketts Charge re-enact it many years later 

Home made broach made from a flattened bullit 

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