Presented by Petersburg Battlefields Foundation
Join the caravan and explore both Confederate & Union Forts that perhaps will be new to you in Petersburg, Dinwiddie and Prince George Counties. This driving tour will commence at the Eastern Front Visitor Center at Petersburg National Battlefield and then proceed to Fort Bross, named for for John Armstrong Bross who led the U. S. Colored Troops at the Battle of the Crater; Fort Patrick Kelly, named for Col. Kelly of the Irish Brigade who was killed here in the very early days of the Petersburg Campaign; Fort Dushane, a mostly forgotten Union fort, but it was visited by Generals Meade, Grant & Warren; Fort Emory, standing along the Union Siege lines in Dinwiddie Co.; and Fort Whitworth, which was involved in the Breakthrough, and now on property of Central State Hospital. Registration/ticket purchase required by Feb. 20; tickets on Eventbrite – www.eventbrite.com/e/lost-but-not-forgotten-forts-driving-tour-civil-war-petersburg-campaign-tickets-90457353379. After the tour, join other participants at Trapezium Brewing for an optional lunch, maybe a brew (buy your own food & drink) & discussion. A perfect end to a great tour!