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Petersburg A. P. Hill Camp, UCV / GAR Parade Springfield, Massachusetts
Springfield, MA
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The Siege Museum
"African Americans in the Military:
         The Petersburg Perspective"
Always a Free Admission to City of Petersburg Residents and a small fee to visitors. Thanks for your museum support!
Petersburg Military History &  War Stories from the American Revolution to Today
For a preview of the Petersburg Black Confederate "Perspective"
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*Please Note!:
This Museum is Currently Closed.
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14th Annual
   Richard "Dick" Poplar Day
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  11:30 am
   A Petersburg POW/MIA Recognition Program 
   Memorial Hill, Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia
16 September 2017
Honoring Petersburg's Black Confederate Hero & 19th month Prisoner of War
"He was a prisoner at the same time with many old comrades.  During his confinement he was held in high esteem by both Confederates and the Federal troops who acted as the garrison."  While confined at Point Lookout, "he extended many courtesies to the Petersburg reserves who were captured at Petersburg on June 9, 1864, and carried to Point Lookout."  (Battle of the Old Men and Young Boys, 9 June)
Richard Poplar's graveside service will also highlight the 2016 NATIONAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY and WEEK   *Local POW/MIA ceremonies across the country are encouraged throughout POW/MIA Recognition Week, September 10th through September 16th
Please click on the link below for more insight into Richard Poplar's life as a Petersburger, his life as a soldier, and his life living among the Petersburg community who loved him.
9 June 2018  

"9th of June" Ceremony at Blandford Church Confederate Memorial Shrine, Petersburg, Virginia.  Blandford Cemetery, Crater Road, Petersburg, Virginia.  Time is 5:00 PM. Free.


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The Louisiana Soldier's Window
Click <HERE> for the story of this Southern Treasure
Click <HERE> for the history of this Ceremony
Sponsored By -- The Ladies Memorial Association of Petersburg
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