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Civil War Driving Tour
Civil War Battles Tour Guide Information
The "Dinwiddie County Civil War Battles Tour Guide" will be your guide to a driving tour of the largest Civil War military actions in Dinwiddie County, one of the most significant theaters in the entire four-year conflict.  With a few exceptions, these battles were part of the U.S. Grant's last offensive in the Richmond-Petersburg Campaign, which had as its objective the South Side Railroad, Lee's last supply line.  It will culminate in the breaking of the "siege" on April 2, 1865, ending 9 1/2 months of conflict, and conceding both Richmond and Petersburg to the Union troops. Seven days later Lee will surrender at Appomattox.

Virtual Tour Information
Click for a virtual tour of the 12 battle sites. On this page, you can drive the tour and get detailed descriptions, as well as modern street view pictures, of each battle site along the way. The first stop is the battle of Dinwiddie Court House, off Courthouse Rd, just north of the Historic Dinwiddie Courthouse.”

Additional Notes
*The tour begins at the Historic Dinwiddie Courthouse (14101 Boydton Plank Road Dinwiddie, VA 23841). 
*The tour follows the shortest route, which is not chronological.


NEW!!! - Downloadable Document
Regional Civil War Guide - Explore the Petersburg Campaign:  The Best PART of Virginia encompassing the cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, and Petersburg and the counties of Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, and Prince George.  This historic region located along the James and Appomattox Rivers has been welcoming guests for over 400 years.

We invite you to bring your family and join us for a tour of the nation's largest Civil War battlefield where for nine months in 1864-65, General Robert E. Lee made his last stand against General Ulysses S. Grant, before the Confederate retreat and surrender at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865.