After the Civil War, there was little question that a central site in the Petersburg area was necessary for the proper burial of thousands of Union soldiers who gave their lives during the siege. From the soldier who chose Poplar Grove as the cemetery location to the soldier who was buried there after being pierced by a Minnie ball in the forehead while leading his company's charge against Petersburg, this site is a testament to those who survived and those who did not. This site honors those who are known and the many more who are not. This site is a place where visitors today can remember soldiers from the past.
Use the following links to explore Poplar Grove National Cemetery from multiple perspectives.