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troops during the April 25, 1781 “Battle of Petersburg.” In June 1866, the first Memorial Day was celebrated in honor of the 30,000 Confederate soldiers buried on Memorial Hill inside the burial ground. The Blandford Visitors’ Reception Center is located at 111 Rochelle Lane, Petersburg. For information, call (804) 733-2396. Battersea Historic Battersea is a beautiful eighteenth century Neo-Palladian style home built in 1768 by founding father Colonel John Banister, a signer of the Articles of Confederation and the first mayor of Petersburg. Battersea is located on Upper Appomattox Street and
Battersea Lane in Petersburg. For information, call 804-733-2400 or (800) 368-3595 or visit www.petersburgva. gov. Siege Museum Housed in the ca. 1839 Exchange Building, the Siege Museum interprets civilian life in Petersburg before, during, and immediately after the Civil War. Through artifacts, documents and photographs, emphasis is given to the ten-month siege of Petersburg (June 1864 - April 1865) - the longest period of time that an American city has been under a military siege. The exhibition illustrates how the siege impacted civilian life in Petersburg. In addition to the permanent exhi-
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