Petersburg 150th Events

Petersburg National Battlefield has posted their 2015 schedule of events.  These include a good number sesquicentennial observances.  Some of those which caught my eye, as specifically timed to 150th events: 150th Anniversary of The Battle of Hatcher’s Run Date: Thursday, February 5, 2015, 3:00 pm Location: Five Forks Contact Station, 9840 Courthouse Road, Dinwiddie, VAContinue reading “Petersburg 150th Events”

Whitworths and a rail gun: Confederates haul guns out from Richmond

I’ve written a bit about the changes to the Federal artillery park during the Overland Campaign – specifically about the inclusion of Coehorn mortars.  As mentioned a few days ago, though they lacked Coehorns at that time, the artillerists of the Army of Northern Virginia employed howitzers in a similar role at Cold Harbor (andContinue reading “Whitworths and a rail gun: Confederates haul guns out from Richmond”

Advanced notice on Petersburg 150th Schedule

Petersburg National Battlefield posted advanced notice about their schedule of sesquicentennial events this year.  Some of those listed are: June 14 -15, 2014 – 150th Anniversary: Opening Assaults Weekend.  Living history programs, ranger guided walks, artillery demonstrations and a bus tour all covering the stories of the opening actions of the Siege of Petersburg. JulyContinue reading “Advanced notice on Petersburg 150th Schedule”