The Homeric last stand by Confederate soldiers here in a rear guard action saved Petersburg from capture and allowed Lee’s army to Escape.
Pamplin Historical Park: A Sixth Corps Breakthrough Walking Tour will be held at 9:30 a.m. on the 154th anniversary of the Breakthrough battle.
Petersburg National Battlefield: In an effort to save Petersburg from the Union armies’ assaults west of the city, a small band of 600 Southern soldiers defend Fort Gregg and hold off nearly 5,000 Federal soldiers for two hours, enabling Lee’s Army to safely withdraw from the city that night. Throughout the day, park rangers will be giving presentations and a cannon crew will host artillery fire demonstrations.
Sutherland Tavern: The Physical capture of the South Side Rail Road takes place here after an engagement with Southern defenders who are forced to retreat. Tours of the tavern, also known as Fork Inn, will be offered from 10 a.m.—4 p.m. Further programming at the 23rd annual Southside Virginia Heritage Days will take place here April 6-7.