The cemetery was established in 1868 for Union soldiers who died during the Petersburg and Appomattox campaigns. Of the 6,178 interments, 4,110 are unknown. Others are buried in the City Point National Cemetery in Hopewell. Most Confederate soldiers who died during the siege are buried in Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg.
Richmond, Virginia | This impressive and gorgeously landscaped cemetery contains the graves of President Jefferson Davis, Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, Gen. George E. Pickett, and other Confederate notables, as well as 18, 000 Confederate soldiers.
Petersburg, Virginia | Although the Federals did not achieve their goal to intercept confederate supply trains, they were able to extend their line of entrenchments to the Vaughan Road Crossing of the historic site.