Country Inn & Suites Petersburg

130 Wagner Road, Petersburg, Virginia, 23805, United States | 2 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Petersburg

Stonewall Jackson Special

A travel blog entry by honestman

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Thomas Jonathan Jackson was born on 21 Jan 1824 in Clarksdale, Virginia. Now West Virgina.
he as of Scots and Irish heritage and his father and sister died when he was two. His mother heroically tried to carry on, although found it hard and Jackson was raised by hie fathers brother.
his mother remarried and died in childbirth in 1831. So challenging upbringing.
he was devoted to his sister Laura, although they became estranged when she ...

A Walk in the Park

A travel blog entry by honestman

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... I discovered when I got there that it was a prisoner of war camp housing up to 5,000 troops with about 1,000 dying here. By the time richmond was captured the prison was empty and the guards had fled after destroying all the records. This seems to happen quite a lot. The only man tried, and subsequently hanged, for war crimes after the war was the commander of Andersonville, which was particularly horrific...

After a pleasant walk and ...

Breakkie

A travel blog entry by honestman

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For those who are interested up later this morning as I'm having and exploring day in the city..
choice of breakfast includes waffles, biscuits ( scones) sausage, eggs, bacon, fruit, eggy bread, and steamed apples with cinnamon.....
Expecting 72 deg today with no clouds......... Eat your hearts ...

Slavery Trail

A travel blog entry by honestman

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... br>
In 1778, Richmond along with all the other states banned the importation of African slaves for use in Virginia. However, this made the port even more important, as they imported African people here to sell into other states like Georgia, Mississippi and Louisiana. Unbelievable really!!!

I did come across two of the oldest buildings in Richmond, one is now ...

Two Different Museums

A travel blog entry by honestman

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... ballot papers.
In the 1863 election the Southern states didn't have one!!!
In 1832 South Carolina passed a nullification bill which cancelled two tariff laws passed by the govt as unconstitutional. Congress then authorised the president to use military force against SC and SC then backed down...
In April 1862 hungry woman in Richmond rioted and looted shops due to lack of food. Jeff Davis Confed president urges the other states to grow food crops. ...

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Location

This 2 star hotel, located on 130 Wagner Road, Petersburg, is near Siege Museum, Centre Hill Mansion, U.S. Army Women's Museum, and Farmers Bank.
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