Presented by Petersburg National Battlefield

Learn about a wonderful new children’s book, “The Eternal Soldier; The True Story of How a Dog Became a Civil War Hero” by Allison Crotzer Kimmel. This is the story about Sallie, the beloved mascot of the 11th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, a unit that saw hard fighting during the Siege of Petersburg. Ms. Kimmel will be signing copies of her book also. Did you know there is a monument to this Pennsylvania Regiment sitting in the middle of Wakefield Street in Petersburg next door to Walnut Hill Elementary School? For more information, contact Ranger Elizabeth Dinger at (804) 732-3531 X 208.