Join us for a FREE walking tour focusing on the Battle of Jones Farm and its consequences for both sides. Following the Confederate repulse at Fort Stedman east of Petersburg on the morning of March 25, 1865, the Army of the Potomac’s VI Corps attacked the picket line of A. P. Hill’s Corps at Robert H. Jones’s farm later in the day, helping set the stage for the final breakthrough of Confederate defenses on April 2. Meet the ranger at the American Battlefield Trust parking lot at 6476 Church Road, Petersburg, 23803 across from the water tower.
This SUNSET TOUR is a free & family-friendly program discussing key events during the Petersburg Campaign. Petersburg National Battlefield and Petersburg Battlefields Foundation are partnering for a third year to offer these tours once a month between May and August. Programs are 60-90 minutes and require a small amount of walking. Drinking water and comfortable shoes are recommended. All programs are subject to change. Changes or cancellations will be announced on Petersburg National Battlefield’s Facebook page (@PetersburgNPS). For more information or to determine the status of the programs, please call (804) 732-3531 ext. 201 or e-mail Ranger Eric Schreiner at [email protected].
[Photo is General Horatio Wright, 6th Corps of the Army of the Potomac, who fought at the Battle of Jones’ Farm (Library of Congress).]