1781, The Revolutionary War Battle of Petersburg

The Civil War Siege of Petersburg from June 1864 to April 1865 is the historical event that has made the city internationally known, but relatively few Virginians know about the Revolutionary War Battle of Petersburg.  Virginia was the scene of some small battles soon after the war began, and some British forces operated in and around Virginia in 1779 and 1780.  In 1781, however, Virginians felt the full fury of the war.>Read More