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The Civil War: Battle of the Crater 150th Anniversary

U.S. Postal Service Petersburg Commemorative Stamp

U.S. Postal Service Petersburg Commemorative Stamp

Petersburg, Virginia
Saturday, August 9, 2014

A National Park Service event at Petersburg National Battlefield commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of the Crater and honoring the U.S. Colored Troops' role in the fighting. The Battle of the Crater took place on July 30, 1864, as part of the Siege of Petersburg. The ceremony includes the unveiling of a stamp by the U.S. Postal Service and remarks by historian James Blankenship, who details the major events of the battle. 

Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 9:18am (ET)

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