Shortly before the beginning of operation Desert Storm in 1991, a television reporter asked a retired Army general to speculate on the tactics that would be used to drive Saddam Hussein’s forces from Kuwait.
The U.S. Army Women’s Museum honors women’s contributions to the Army from the Revolutionary War to the present, telling their stories with artifacts, interactive exhibits, educational programs, videos, dioramas, historical displays and photographs throughout the galleries, and with film presentations in the theater.
Come take a walk through Lincoln's Final Footsteps. This self-guided tour chronicles Lincoln's historic time in the region.
It is one of the few churches whose decorative stained-glass windows were completely executed under the direction of the famous designer Louis Comfort Tiffany of New York.
City Point (today’s Hopewell) served as General Ulysses S. Grant’s headquarters during the Siege of Petersburg. Seven hospitals there administered most of the care for the injured and mortally wounded.
Almost one quarter of the entire Civil War was fought around Petersburg as Generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant wrestled for control of the railroads and supply lines that the Confederacy desperately needed for survival.
Places like Poplar Grove National Cemetery reflect the tragedy that befell the United States during the Civil War. Each simple headstone is a poignant reminder of the human cost of war.
The Five Forks Battlefield Unit of Petersburg National Battlefield is where the last major battle of the Siege of Petersburg was fought.