Pamplin Historical Park is a 422-acre private sector historical park located near Petersburg, Virginia. The park preserves open space near Richmond, Virginia and serves the dual use of preserving a significant fragment of the Petersburg Breakthrough Battlefield, a National Historic Landmark and key component of the Third Battle of Petersburg. The park also provides a footprint location for the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, which is located within the park.
The Pamplin Historical Park cooperates with owners of adjacent parcels of Third Battle of Petersburg property, the Petersburg National Battlefield and the Civil War Trust, in preserving much (not all) of the physical space on which the battle was fought and interpreting it for the general public. In particular, a decisive segment of the battle, the Boydton Plank Road breakthrough by the 5th Vermont Infantry and other units, occurred on Pamplin Park property at dawn on April 2, 1865.
The park includes several pre-Civil War structures that are interpreted to 1864-1865 and presented as an integral part of the park landscape, including Tudor Hall Plantation (c. 1812). 3 miles (4.8 km) of park trails include close-up looks at the Confederate trenches that were the target of the climactic Federal assault. The park is named in honor of businessman and Civil War enthusiast Robert B. Pamplin, Jr. It is a Virginia Historic Landmark.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Pamplin Historical Park: and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier". Pamplin Historical Park. http://www.pamplinpark.org/. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
- ↑ "Maps of Petersburg, Virginia: The Breaktrhoough at Petersburg, April 2, 1865". Civil War Trust. http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/petersburg/maps/petersburgbreakthroughmap.html. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
- ↑ "Tudor Hall Plantation". Pamplin Historical Park. http://www.pamplinpark.org/tudor_hall.html. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
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